Youth Video & Visual Art Vaccine Challenge



The County of San Diego is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Our Health is Worth a Shot! challenge for San Diego County youth and young adults. The winners of this challenge exhibited exceptional creativity and talent to raise awareness about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine through video and visual art.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge! These contributions will play a pivotal role in ensuring our community reduces the spread of SARS-CoV-19 (coronavirus) and preventing future outbreaks. Targeted messaging to persons aged 12 – 24 years old allowed youth and young adults to learn how the COVID-19 vaccine works and understand the importance of vaccinations. The County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency is grateful for your help during the COVID-19 pandemic to save lives, raise awareness, and continue to Live Well together.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, please visit

The Perks of Getting Vaccinated

by Bill Chen, Age 18, Spring Valley, CA

Category: Beyond the Shot

Check out more of Bill's Animations on his Youtube channel, Puggytatoes!


by Arthi S. Chandra, Age 13, Carmel Valley, CA

Category: Vax Facts

Stop the Spread, Save the World

by Christian Z. Kerbein, Age 16, Escondido, CA

Category: Vax Facts

There will be no third eye!

by Sylvia Paredes, Age 19, Chula Vista, CA

Category: Vax Facts

The Defeat of Coronavirus

The Defeat of Coronavirus

by Marshall J. Gerber, Age 12, Scripps Ranch, CA

Category: Vax Facts

mRNA for the Win

mRNA for the Win

by Vivianna S. Lasley, Age 16, Fallbrook, CA

Category: Vax Facts

How mRNA Vaccines for Covid-19 Work Comic

How mRNA Vaccines for Covid-19 Work Comic

by Hope J. Golden, Age 23, San Marcos, CA

Category: Vax Facts

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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.

Submission Categories

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 YouTube video
  • 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

Submission Requirements

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:

  • “Be COVIDSafe”
  • “Get Vaccinated”
  • “”

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 panel.

Visual Art Must be Within the Following Guidelines:

  • Fact(s)  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.
  • All 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 be included.
  • 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


Winners Will Receive



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.