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MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH COUNCIL ANNOUNCES COVID-19 STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST $500 prize awarded to student best able to educate peers through social media
BOSTON (April 3, 2020) – The Massachusetts Health Council (MHC) announced today a social media video contest for middle and high schoolers on how to stop the spread of COVID-19. This contest allows teens the opportunity to use their creativity and ingenuity while practicing social distancing and self-isolation by using apps like TikTok, Instagram and Youtube. MHC is offering a $500 prize to the winning individuals or teams.
Using MA DPH COVID-19 guidelines, students are being asked to help “flatten the curve” by creating a video to educate their peers. Social media is a great medium, and kids, sidelined from their routines, are well positioned to take on this challenge.
“The Health Council is made up of health, business, academic and civic organizations that have come together for the past 100 years to promote prevention, shape health policy and address health crises when they arise. This is one more example of MHC thinking ‘out of the box’ to get our young people involved while we all do what we can to confront this health crisis,” said Helene Solomon, MHC board member and Founder & Co-President, Solomon McCown & Cence.
The contest period has begun and will extend through April 13th with the winning submission announced on April 17th, 2020. MHC sees an opportunity for students to engage in a positive way as they cope with an uncertain future.
For complete contest information, visit ttps://mahealthcouncil.org/page/VideoContestFlyer
For more Massachusetts Health Council information, visit www.mahealthcouncil.org