Announcement of Requirements and Registration for “Be Heads Up About Concussion Safety” Poster Design Contest
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launches the ``Be Heads Up About Concussion Safety'' poster design contest for children and adolescents ages 5 to 18. HHS/CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) asks children and adolescents to be creative and send in posters they create by taking concussion safety key messages created by CDC (listed below), or creating their own message(s) on concussion safety, and using them to design a poster. Children and adolescents can draw, paint, or use a computer to design a poster. The poster should be designed to help make aware and educate other children and adolescents about how to spot a concussion or other serious brain injury, what to do if someone may have a concussion or other serious brain injury, and how to help keep safe from these injuries at school, home, or play. Children and adolescents can create their own concussion safety messages or use one or more of the CDC key messages listed below in their poster: Be Heads Up about concussion. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/ Concussion. Be Heads Up about concussion at school, home, and play. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/Concussion. We can all play a role in concussion safety. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/Concussion. Be Heads Up! All concussions are serious. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/Concussion. Get a Heads Up! Learn what to do if you think you have a concussion at www.cdc.gov/Concussion. Getting back in the game with a concussion is a bad call. It could take you out of the game of life, for good. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/Concussion. All concussions are serious. It's better to miss one game than the whole season. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/Concussion. Be Heads Up! If you think you have a concussion: don't hide, report it. Take time to recover. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/ Concussion. This contest is necessary to make children and adolescents aware that there are things they can do to help prevent concussions and other serious brain injuries. We expect the contest will inspire children and adolescents to educate other people and raise awareness of concussion safety in elementary, middle, and high schools in their communities. By showcasing the winning posters in each category of submission ((1) Ages 5-8; (2) Ages 9-12; (3) Ages 13-15; (4) Ages 16-18), we will help children and adolescents reach others with important messaging about concussions and other serious brain injuries. How To Enter: Sign up for a Challenge.gov account and become a follower of the ``Be Heads Up About Concussion Safety'' Poster Design Contest at www.beheadsup.challenge.gov. Review the rules and guidelines of this contest listed below or at www.beheadsup.challenge.gov. Contestants must send in original artwork by email or mail. To send in the poster by email, please send the poster in the form of a photograph, PDF or scanned copy to: DUIPinquiries@cdc.gov. Please use subject line: Heads Up Poster Design Contest. Contestants can also send in posters by mail on a 22 by 28 poster board to: Heads Up Poster Design Contest, 4770 Buford Hwy. NE., Mail Stop F-62, Atlanta, GA 30341. Contestants must include the following information with their poster entry: [cir] Name(s) of the contestant(s) [cir] Age category (Ages 5-8; Ages 9-12; Ages 13-15; Ages 16-18.) Posters entered into the contest will not be returned to contestants. You can use graphic design and other creative methods (including, but not limited to paint, pencil, colored pencils, or crayon) to design your poster. All posters must be in English.