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My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient

About the Challenge
Create a video that shares how you protect your family, friends, and community’s health during disasters and every day.

Posted By: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Category: Multimedia
Partners: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Partnership With: Department of Health and Human Services
Submission Dates: 12 a.m. ET, Jan 04, 2016 - 11 p.m. ET, Mar 28, 2016 Public Voting Dates: 12 a.m. ET, Apr 11, 2016 - 11:59 p.m. ET, Apr 22, 2016 Judging Dates: Apr 25, 2016 - Apr 29, 2016 Winners Announced: May 09, 2016

My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy & Resilient

Show us how you help family, friends, and community protect their health during disasters and every day.

Challenge Details

We invite you to enter the “My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy & Resilient” Video Challenge. If you’re between the ages of 14 and 23, send us a short video—up to 60 seconds long—that answers the question, “How are you helping family, friends, and community protect their health during disasters and every day?” Whether it’s volunteering in a health center or with your local Medical Reserve Corps Unit, learning first aid skills, developing an emergency plan, preparing an emergency kit, or anything else you’re doing to keep your community healthy and resilient, we want to see it. Tap into your creative side. Form a team if you want. Your video could be used to inspire others to help their communities prepare for disasters and emergencies.

How to Enter

Create a short video—up to 60 seconds long—that is closed-captioned (see “Rules”) showing how you are helping family, friends, and community protect their health during disasters and every day. Once your video is completed, upload it to YouTube and provide us the link on the “Submit Solutions” form, along with a description and transcript of the video. Your entry can be submitted as part of a team, or by you as an individual. If you are submitting as a team, you should create a team name and submit the entry with this name.

All submissions must be submitted through this Web site. Please follow the steps below:

  • Read and agree to the Rules (see “Rules”).
  • Sign-up for a free account on challenge.gov.
  • Click on the “Submit Solution” on the left-sided menu bar to submit your entry.
  • If under the age of 18, the contestant must have their adult parent or legal guardian complete the Parental/Guardian Consent FormThis form must be uploaded with your entry.

On the “Submit Solution” form, include the following:

  • Title of Project
  • Video URL
  • Description of project
  • Transcript (for closed-captioning)
  • Signed Parental Consent Form (if applicable)
  • Please be sure to check “Hide the contents of my submission from all others on Challenge.gov”
  • Check the box “I accept the challenge terms and conditions.

Only complete submissions, which follow application instructions, will be reviewed and eligible to win. ASPR reserves the right to disqualify any Challenge participants in instances where cheating or other misconduct is identified.

Prizes

  • Grand Prize Winner: $2,000
  • Second Place Winner: $1,000
  • Third Place Winner: $500

Challenge Timeline

  • January 4, 2016: Challenge open date
  • March 28, 2016, 11:00 PM EST: Challenge submission deadline
  • April 4-8, 2016: ASPR staff judges eligible submissions and identifies the semi-finalists
  • April 11-22, 2016: General public rates the semi-finalists’ videos
  • April 25-29, 2016: Final judging phase
  • No Later Than May 9, 2016: Winners notified and announced

Evaluation Factors and Judging Criteria

Before submitting your video, review this checklist:

  • Does your video comply with the official challenge rules? (See “Rules”)
  • Does your video clearly communicate how your efforts are contributing to the health of your family, friends, and community during disasters and every day?
  • Does your video provide new ideas that you can share with your peers to help their family, friends, and community prepare for a disaster?
  • Have you told your story and the impact of your efforts through interesting and creative visuals?
  • Do you share ideas for next steps that motivate people to take action and get prepared?

Submissions will be scored by the Challenge reviewers using the following criteria:

  1. Clear and consistent message/Overall impact (40%): Does the video show how the contestant/submitter is helping family, friends, community to protect their health during disasters and every day? Is the story clear, educational, inspiring, and persuasive? Does it motivate peers to be more prepared?
  2. Creativity and originality (30%): How creatively does the video answer the challenge question? How original is the idea?
  3. Production quality (20%): Does the video effectively use lighting, sound, and editing to tell the story? Is the dialogue clear and easy to understand? Do visual effects (if any) contribute to the message or detract from it?
  4. Public rating (10%): How does the public rate the video?

Contact

For questions contact jshapiro@capconcorp.com

Judging Criteria

Clarity and Overall Impact - 40%

Communicate a clear and consistent message that describes the overall impact. Does the video show us how the entrant is helping family, friends, community stay healthy and strong during disasters and every day? Is the story clear, educational, inspiring, and persuasive? Does it motivate peers to be more preparedness conscious?

Creativity and Originality - 30%

How creatively does the video convey the message? How original is the idea?

Production Quality - 20%

Does the video effectively use lighting, sound, editing, and flow to tell the story? Is the dialogue clear and easy to understand? Do visual effects (if any) contribute to the message or detract from it?

Public Voting - 10%

How does the public rate the video?

How to Enter

How to Enter

Create a short video—up to 60 seconds long—that is closed-captioned (see “Rules”) showing how you are helping family, friends, and community protect their health during disasters and every day. Once your video is completed, upload it to YouTube and provide us the link on the “Submit Solutions” form, along with a description and transcript of the video. Your entry can be submitted as part of a team, or by you as an individual. If you are submitting as a team, you should create a team name and submit the entry with this name.

All submissions must be submitted through this Web site. Please follow the steps below:

  • Read and agree to the Rules (see “Rules”).
  • Sign-up for a free account on challenge.gov. Only a username and valid email address are required.
  • Click on the “Submit Solution” tab on the left-sided menu bar of this challenge competition to submit your entry.
  • If under the age of 18, the contestant must have their adult parent or legal guardian complete the Parental/Guardian Consent FormThis form must be uploaded with your entry.

On the “Submit Solution” form, include the following:

  • Title of Project
  • Video URL
  • Description of project
  • Transcript (for closed-captioning)
  • Signed Parental Consent Form (if applicable)
  • Please be sure to check “Hide the contents of my submission from all others on Challenge.gov”
  • Check the box “I accept the challenge terms and conditions.

Only complete submissions, which follow application instructions, will be reviewed and eligible to win. ASPR reserves the right to disqualify any Challenge participants in instances where cheating or other misconduct is identified.

Winners
Grand Prize Winner(s) $2,000.00 Won by: Samantha Johnson
Solution: My Preparedness Story
Description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEL9vGK6g-Q
Second Place Winner(s) $1,000.00 Won by: Roxanne Scott
Solution: My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient
Description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14HVsouOzvc&feature=youtu.be
Third Place Winner(s) $250.00 Won by: Zain Hashmat
Solution: The Perfect Plan- My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy & Resilient
Description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ggVv0QUD74
Third Place Winner(s) $250.00 Won by: Michael Truong, Hung Le, Michelle Alvarez, Vivian Nguyen, and Kyle Vu
Solution: MRC in Your Community!
Description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjF-Cp-GarE&feature=youtu.be
Honorable Mention Won by: Lori Denny, Manuel Calabrese, Claudia Cabrera,Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Lera, Claudia Bacallao, and Betsy Estevez
Solution: My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient - FL. Keys Jr. Medical Reserve Crops- MHS
Description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFfJ3gMrrZg
Honorable Mention Won by: Abby Wist
Solution: My Preparedness Story
Description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPdQr4E0giQ

30 Discussions for "My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient"

  • Show Replies [+]
    Melanie Corley
    I've had quite a few people contact me to let me knows they attempted to vote but are being told that they've already voted when they haven't....any way to fix our votes?

    • Reply
      Melanie
      Sorry, I lost our email chain in the black hole that is the email inbox. I just wanted to update you. I still have people coming to me asking me why it isn't allowing them to vote. I understand our friends on campus can't vote because of the same IP address which hurts us a lot, but also, I had a friend off-campus tell me she is able to scroll over everyone's stars t vote except for Colby-Sawyer's... Basically not allowed to vote for colby-sawyer's video?

    • Reply
      Josh Shapiro
      Hi Monique - Please click on the solutions tab and you will see 5 gray stars under each submission. Just use your mouse and scroll over the gray stars to select the rating. Thanks Josh

    • Reply
      AJ Thomson
      you run your mouse over the stars under the picture of the movie and rate the film from 1 to 5

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    ianlee2
    If our solution isn't shown right now, does that mean we didn't make it to the semi-finals? I was really confused because some of the solutions I see right now have been public since the very beginning? I thought you were supposed to keep them private until today?

    • Reply
      Josh Shapiro
      Hi Ian - Yes, if you do not see your entry than you did not make the semi-finals. Some people did not initially hide their submission, but I did make them hidden before the public voting started. Thanks Josh

    • Reply
      Josh Shapiro
      Hi Nick - If you do not see your video in the solutions tab, that means that it did not make the semi-finals list. We appreciate you taking the time to compete in our challenge! Thanks Josh

      • Reply
        Nick Friedler
        ... ummm how did we not make the semis over 95% of these other submission. Please explain this.

  • Show Replies [+]
    troop2322
    Does anyone else feel like all of our requests for more information are being ignored? I have emailed the Contact Us link 3 times over 4 weeks and have never gotten any answers.

    • Reply
      AJ Thomson
      Yes! I have done the same thing and I've got no response either. This is very weird. My video was never even put in the solutions. I have contacted the person in charge of the contest and emailed challenge.gov. Yet nothing comes back!

    • Reply
      jshapiro
      Hi Troop2322 - I apologize for not responding to your emails, but I have not received any regarding your inquiries. What can I help you with? All Semi-Finalists will be announced on this site as of tomorrow, Monday April 11th for the public voting. Thank you Josh

    • Reply
      jshapiro
      Hi AJ - Yes, please keep it hidden. All semi-finalists will announced on the site on Monday as public voting begins.

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Rules

Only complete submissions, which follow the challenge’s application instructions, will be reviewed and eligible to win. ASPR reserves the right to disqualify any challenge participants in instances where cheating or other misconduct is identified. We expect that participants will treat each other and their communities with respect. We will not accept submissions that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups. We will not accept submissions that promote services or products. Submissions that make unsupported accusations will not be accepted.

  • Contestants must submit their video by March 28, 2016 at 11:00 p.m. EST.
  • All videos must be submitted through this official Challenge website.
  • A video must be 60 seconds or less in length showing how you help family, friends, and community to protect their health during disasters and every day.
  • Contestants may submit their entry as an individual or part of a group.
    • Only one video may be submitted per contestant.
    • Submissions by groups should be submitted only once by one member of the group (one prize will be awarded for each winning entry).
  • Contestants must upload their video to YouTube and add the link to their specific video on the “Submit Solutions” form, along with a description and transcript of the video. Each video must contain closed captioning.

Helpful links:

YouTube: How to upload

YouTube: How to add closed-captions

  • Contestants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 14 and 23 as of March 28, 2016. If under 18, the contestant must have their adult parent or legal guardian complete the Parental/Guardian Consent Form. This form should be submitted with your entry.
  • Contestants must also have all the necessary documented permissions for individuals heard and/or seen on the submitted video. The documented permission of the adult parent or guardian of each person under the age of 18 who is seen or heard in the video is also required.
  • Any Contestant that is or has a member currently on the Excluded Parties List will not be selected as a prize winner.
  • The video must be an original creation. Contestants must not infringe upon any copyright or any other rights of any third party.
  • By submitting a video to this contest, contestants grant a royalty-free license to ASPR to copy, distribute, modify, display and perform publicly and otherwise use, and authorize others to use, your video for any educational purpose throughout the world and in any media.
  • By submitting a video to this contest, contestants agree that ASPR may make your video available to the general public from its website (www.phe.gov) and to distribute it to groups and any other organizations interested in showing it for educational purposes, including, but not limited to, on Internet sites, at conferences and events, on television, and other media outlets.
  • Contestants must agree to follow applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and policies.
  • ASPR reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend, or otherwise modify the Challenge, or not award prizes if no Entries are deemed worthy.
  • Contestants must comply with these terms and conditions of these rules.

 

The complete list of rules are available online on the Federal Register’s website

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