Thursday, December 2, 2010

Latino Safety Video, Music and Art Contest: Entries Due December 15

Submit your entry in one of three categories:

1. Create a YouTube video  Enter a video up to 90 seconds in length. Upload to YouTube then fill out online form.

2. Put your message to music  Enter an original song/rap or dance up to 90 seconds in length.

3. Design a work of art  Any medium is acceptable. Fill out online form then deliver hard-copy to the Utah County Health & Justice Building (151 S. University Ave. Suite 2700 Provo, UT 84601) or Salt Lake Valley Health Department (788 East Woodoak Lane (5380 South)
Murray, Utah 84107)
. If your artwork is computer-aided or electronic in nature you may email it or include internet link when you fill out online form. Questions about submitting artwork should be directed to the Utah County Health Dept. 801-851-7068. Artwork will be become property of the Utah County Health Department. Original artwork may be picked up after September 30, 2011

All entries must communicate the theme of:

¡Cuídate! No eres reemplazable

and one or more of the following topics:

Don't drive distracted
Don't drive under the influence of drugs/alcohol or drive drowsy
Wear your seatbelt

          Winners will be notified by January 10, 2011

Who Can Participate?
Those who identify themselves as Hispanic, reside in Utah, and are between the ages of 13-19 as of Dec. 15th, 2010. If you want to work in a group, each person must fill out a separate entry form. If scholarship money is won it will be split between members of the group.

  • October 11th – December 15th, 2010: Contest entries accepted.
  • December 15th, 2010: CONTEST DEADLINE
  • December 16th – January 6th: Judging by a panel of peers and professionals.
  • March 2011:  Presentation of award winners at the Utah Latinos in Action Conference at Utah Valley University.

Awards and Judging:

Contest winners will be determined by a panel of peers, state and local-level health educators,and other professionals who will judge entries based on how closely it matches the ¡Cuídate! theme, artistic quality and relevance to Hispanic peers.


What you win BESIDES the scholarship money:
Become a star! Experience state and local recognition: publishing of your artwork to a county or state-wide audience, airing of your video or song/rap as a commercial on local TV/radio stations, performing your song/dance/rap at community venues, exposure of your artwork at local galleries.

Detailed Contest Rules:

  • Participants must identify themselves as Hispanic, reside in Utah, and be between the ages of 13-19 as of Dec. 15th, 2010.
  • Entries must be submitted between Monday, October 11st 2010, 12:01 am – Wednesday, Dec. 15th 2010, 11:59 PM. Enter the contest by visiting:
  • Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form accessible HERE.
  • All entries must reference avoiding distracted driving, avoiding drunk/drugged driving, or wearing your seatbelt. Entries may address more than one issue.
  • Song entries must include a copy of written lyrics/scripts.
  • Entries can either come from individuals or more than one participant working together.
  • If winning entries are submitted by more than one student, scholarship money will be split evenly between them.
  • Entries cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion or contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means previously.
  • Entries must not put at risk the safety of those involved or others around them.
  • Entries must not include a moving vehicle (driven by you or anyone assisting with the creation of your entry) or unsafe behaviors, including but not limited to actual driving under the influence, driving without a restraint, texting while driving, or attempt to re-enact a vehicle crash.
  • Entries must not idealize inappropriate behaviors as ‘cool’ but rather clearly communicate how ‘un-cool’ and unsafe taking part in those behaviors really is.
  • Entries must not contain material that violates or infringes on another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright or license infringement (entries must not contain brand names or trademarks; song lyrics and melodies created in a song or rap must be original.  Music in a video or recorded dance must be given proper credit).
  • Entries must be free of obscene language and drug or gang references;
  • Entries must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • Entries must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • Entries must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where Video is created; and
  • Entries that violate any of the standards above will be disqualified and result in immediate exclusion from the contest.
  • All submissions become property of Utah County Health Department (UCHD). Original artwork may be picked up after September 30th, 2011 
  • Winners (and parent or legal guardian if winner is a minor) may be required to sign and return a liability and publicity release within seven days following the date of the first attempted notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. 
  •  Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use winner's name and/or likeness, biographical material and/or entry (including an altered form of the entry) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  • Award money may be used for future academic and vocational training expenses. 
  • By accepting prize, winner agrees to hold Sponsor, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors, and employees harmless of any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the promotion or acceptance of use of the prize. 

All submissions must be received by Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

If creative piece must be dropped off hard-copy, deliver or mail to:
Utah County Health Department Injury Prevention 
151 S. University Ave. Suite 2700
Provo, UT 84601


Salt Lake Valley Health Department Injury Prevention 
788 East Woodoak Lane (5380 South)
Murray, Utah 84107
(801) 313-6606 or (801) 313-6605

Additional Resources:

These pages are trustworthy government and public health web sites that explain the dangers of distracted and other unsafe driving behaviors, and may be helpful as you create your video/song/artwork:

Contacting us:  Utah County Health and Justice Building: Injury Prevention
151 S. University Ave. Suite 2700. Provo, UT 84601
801-851-7068;  801-851-7035
Fax: 801-851-7508

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