Create art. Win Prizes.
Educating students about the benefits of adolescent vaccination can help prevent the spread of serious and potentially deadly diseases. The Protect Me With 3+ contest is a great tool for raising student and parent awareness about the importance of adolescent vaccination and increasing vaccination rates for several vital vaccines including: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Meningococcal Conjugate, and the Flu.
Incorporating the Protect Me With 3+ contest into your curriculum provides students with a fun and creative way to learn more about the vaccinations they need to stay healthy while helping them develop important team building skills. Students have the opportunity to create either a poster or 30-second video individually or in groups.
Prizes will be awarded to top entries and all finalists will be formally acknowledged at an awards ceremony in April 2017. Winners’ posters and videos will also be displayed at health events statewide. Students who submit by the early bird deadline on December 30 will also be entered into a separate drawing to win even more prizes!
As an added incentive for teacher participation, classrooms with the most eligible entries will also be rewarded!
As a convenience, we have created informational flyers that you can distribute to students, parents, and other teachers in order to promote the contest:
- If you are a middle school teacher (grades 5-8), please use this flyer.
- If you are a high school teacher (grades 9-12), please use this flyer.
- If you teach both middle school and high school, please use this flyer.
If your students are submitting entries as a class project, you can use these teacher checklists to make sure their entries meet all contest requirements:
See more information on submitting posters and videos here.
View winning entries from last year here.
Have questions? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your students’ health is worth a shot!