Recent news about the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine offers great hope for overcoming the coronavirus pandemic. However, until a vaccine is widely available to the public, it is critical that people avoid “pandemic fatigue” and recommit themselves to sound public health practices.
The USM COVID Research & Innovation Task Force has launched the Public Health Challenge to seek out engaging and effective public health messaging that promotes continued vigilance and compliance with public health guidelines, while also encouraging people to get vaccinated once they are able to do so.
For this competition, the Task Force invites participants to create and submit entries in the following categories:
- Live action or animated videos up to one minute in length.
- A designed non-video social messaging campaign of at least three original digital images
All entries should include at least three CDC-approved strategies for combating COVID-19 and incorporate messaging from the State of Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.
Entries must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on January 25, 2021. Winners will be announced February 8, 2021.