Deadline for submissions EXTENDED:
Friday, June 25th, 2021, 11:59pm
Our Health is Worth a Shot! challenges San Diego
County youth and young adults to raise awareness about the importance
of the COVID-19 vaccine through video and visual art. Eligible
participants will be organized into three groups to potentially place
in Platinum, Gold, or Silver categories for the opportunity to receive
the winning items outlined below. The age groups are: 12–14 years
old, 15–17 years old and 18–24 years old.
No purchase necessary. California participants only. Must live in San
Diego County with verifiable proof of address and be a youth or young
adult 12–24 years of age to enter. Cannot be a County of San Diego
employee, staff, judge, or be a family member.
Youth from an eligible group above may participate by submitting an
entry for any of the following categories:
Reel Talk — Create a 15- to 60-second video responding to one
of the following questions: Why is getting vaccinated for
COVID-19 important to you? or What are you most
excited to get back to after you’re fully vaccinated?
- For example: a TikTok, Instagram Reel, Facebook Story, or
Vax Facts — Create/design a visual art piece highlighting at
least one fact about COVID-19 vaccines from the website of an
organization provided on page 2.
- For example: a painting,
meme, poster, handout, flyer, or infographic
Beyond the Shot — Beyond protecting individuals against the
virus that causes COVID-19, vaccinations have many benefits for the
well-being of our community. Create a 15- to 60-second video
or visual that showcases a positive impact made
possible because of the vaccine
All submissions must be original work. Any use of copyrighted
materials will not be accepted. Do not use artwork, music,
slogans, or characters (such as Zelda, Bugs Bunny, Spongebob, or
Disney Characters) from the internet that are protected by copyright.
All submissions must include the following lines of text:
Videos Must be Within the Following Guidelines:
Must include: “Our health and the health of our community
is worth a shot.”
Length: 15 to 60 seconds in length.
Quality: At least High Definition (720p); at maximum Ultra
High Definition (2160p).
Format: MP4 or WMV format.
Audio: Dialogue must be understandable and clear in your
preferred language. The sound throughout the entire video should
have the same volume.
Script: All submissions must include a simple, followable
script attachment in English. The script does not have to be
formatted in a specific way.
- Participant must upload their
video submission to YouTube OR Vimeo and provide a corresponding
link when completing their submission form. Video submissions must
be accessible via the link provided to be evaluated by judging
Visual Art Must be Within the Following Guidelines:
featured must be from one of the following organizations:
U.S. Federal Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, National Institutes of Health, California Department
of Public Health, or County of San Diego.
Fact(s) need to be at least one complete sentence
and clearly visible within your work.
sources must be submitted with the direct link to your fact(s) from
the organization’s COVID-19 vaccine page.
Language: Any written or typed content should be
understandable and clear in your preferred language. If written in a
language other than English, a script or copy in English must also
Size: Uploads must be less than 30MB.
Dimensions: Your visual art needs to be capable of being
displayed or presented to the public without causing harm or injury
to yourself or others.
Format: An image or photo in PDF, JPG, GIF, or PNG.
Title: Exported visual art should be saved with the TITLE
that matches the category.
- For example: VAX FACTS_Last Name
First Name_2021_My Visual Art.PNG
We’re looking for
positive messages and visuals to share with other youth
and young adults! Some of our judging criteria include: accuracy of
information, appeal to youth, originality, creativity, message, and inspiration.