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Posted on: October 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Deadline Extended for Stop the Spread: A COVID-19 Messaging Contest (with Prizes!) for Young Adults

Stop the Spread: A COVID-19 Messaging Contest for Young Adults (Ages 14-30)

The  City of Eugene launched Stop the Spread last month, a community COVID-19 messaging contest geared toward young adults (14-30 years old), and is extending the deadline for submissions to next Wednesday, November 11 at 11:59 p.m. We want your submissions! A variety of $500 prizes will be given to contest winners, with prizes given for both English and Spanish language entries.  See a staff-created example video on YouTube – official entries must be 30 seconds or less. 


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 the preventing the spread of COVID-19:


  1. Wear a face covering – indoor and outside when you can’t maintain 6 feet of space, it’s a statewide requirement 
  2. Watch your distance – stay 6-feet apart from those outside your household and limit your gathering size
  3. Wash your hands – with soap and water for 20 seconds throughout the day
  4. Wait it out – stay home if you are sick

“We have a number of informative, creative entries coming in and we want more!” says Laura Hammond, Public Information Officer in the City of Eugene’s Emergency Operations Center. “We hope young adults feel empowered to share their take on effective ways to reach their peers. This contest has been a fun way to engage young people in helping to stop of the spread of COVID-19.”


Contest Timeline

The contest opened Monday, October 26. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Wednesday, November 11 at 11:59 p.m. 


The Rules

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. 12-17. The public vote will be weighed at 30% of the final criteria. Winners will be announced on Friday, November 20.


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