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CDC 'Healthy Swimming' Video Contest
Educate swimmers on how to stay healthy.
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Due July 4th, 2011 - Win $1,000 and have your video seen by thousands of people while helping to improve swimmer health!

Contrary to popular belief, chlorine does not kill all germs instantly. Each summer, thousands of Americans get sick with recreational water illness (RWIs) after they go swimming. RWIs are illnesses caused by germs found in places where we swim. There are simple steps people can take to help prevent the spread of germs that cause RWIs, but we need your help to spread the word.

To help us educate swimmers, CDC's Healthy Swimming Program is asking the public to make a short, creative video that promotes the simple steps everyone can take to ensure a healthy and RWI-free swimming experience.

The video will also help direct people to CDC's Healthy Swimming Website where they can find additional details and resources on healthy swimming behaviors.

Your video could be a rap, sketch, dance, slide show, or anything you want it to be, as long as it includes our four key healthy swimming messages:
    1. Protect yourself and other swimmers from recreational water illness (RWIs)—illnesses caused by germs that are found in places where we swim.
    2. Chlorine does not kill all germs instantly.
    3. Never swim when you have diarrhea.
    4. When swimming, keep water out of your mouth.

Videos must be 60 seconds or less in length.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes
The first-place winner will receive $1,000, courtesy of the CDC Foundation. The winning video will also be featured on CDC's Healthy Swimming Website and CDC's YouTube Channel for thousands to see.

Eligibility
Open only to residents of the 50 United States (plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa) who are at least 13 years of age at the time of entry. If the Contestant/Submitter is under 18 years of age at the time of entry, the Contestant/Submitter must have permission from a parent or guardian.

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Stuart W
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Did you get my entry?
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iCabSC
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Does it have to include 'all' key messages or may we focus on one?
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This could be fun! It also gives you an excuse to go swimming... (2864 days ago.)
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