City of Eugene is seeking submissions from people ages 14-30 living in Lane County for “Stop the Spread,” a community COVID-19 messaging contest geared toward young adults. Stop the Spread encourages anyone ages 14-30 to submit visual (graphic design or illustrative) or video content (no longer than 30-seconds) in English or Spanish that emphasizes to their peers the importance of preventing the spread of COVID-19:
- Wear a face covering – indoor and outside when you can’t maintain 6 feet of space, it’s a statewide requirement
- Watch your distance – stay 6-feet apart from those outside your household and limit your gathering size
- Wash your hands – with soap and water for 20 seconds throughout the day
- Wait it out – stay home if you are sick
“With winter coming and case numbers continuing to rise, it is more important than ever to share best practices that stop the spread of COVID-19,” says Chief Chris Heppel, Incident Commander in the City of Eugene’s Emergency Operations Center. “We hope that a public service announcement (PSA) contest focused on young adults helps get these messages out into the community while allowing for some creativity. We are excited to see the entries that come in.”
The contest opens Monday, October 26, and all submissions must be received by Friday, November 6 at 11:59 p.m.
Each participant must create a visual graphic or a 30-second video public service announcement (PSA) that encourages their peers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Final entries should be submitted using the English or Spanish online Contest Entry forms. Use of copyrighted or protected materials is prohibited.
Judging and Prizes
A panel of judges made up of a variety of young adults, public information specialists, and public health experts will pick the winner in each of the seven categories. Each winner will receive a $500 prize. The public will have an opportunity to “like” their favorites between Nov. 9-12. The public vote will be weighed at 30% of the final criteria. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 17.