The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has invited the submission of videos by students, the general public and injury and violence professionals in a competition titled “Seeing My World through a Safer Lens: What Does Injury and Violence Look Like in My Community?” The contest began May 1, 2012, and closes July 31. Winners will be notified and prizes awarded on September 10 in three categories: “Student View, General Public View, and Injury and Violence Professional View.” CDC launched the contest to “raise awareness that, despite the fact that injuries and violence are serious public health issues, they are actually preventable.”
CDC launched the contest to “raise awareness that, despite the fact that injuries and violence are serious public health issues, they are actually preventable.”
According to CDC, the videos should feature key prevention messages and “reflect positive prevention messaging and scenarios that [submitters] may face in their efforts to reduce injuries and violence where they live, work, study, or play.” CDC expects the videos, no longer than 90 seconds in duration, to address violence prevention, home and recreational safety, motor vehicle safety, or traumatic brain injury, and will provide related message boxes for use in the videos, which will be judged on creativity, quality, use of key topics message boxes, and communication of positive injury and violence messages. See Federal Register, May 2, 2012.