We Can!® 2010 Video Contest
On June 3, 2010, We Can! Program Coordinator, Karen Donato, S.M., announced We Can!'s first-ever video contest. We Can! community sites and partners were called on to create a 15-, 30-, or 60-second video promoting one or more of We Can!'s three key messages: improving food choices, increasing physical activity, and reducing screen time. The goal of the contest was to educate and encourage parents and youth ages 8 to 13 to engage in one or more of these three We Can! behaviors in order to maintain health and prevent disease.
NHLBI received several entries through the We Can! YouTube Channel from community sites and partners all over the country—the submissions were creative, entertaining, and engaging! Video submissions were then posted to the We Can! Facebook page for a public vote. Over 1,500 votes were cast in the 19 days that voting was open, and these votes determined the overall winner.
Congratulations to the University of South Carolina
Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health in Columbia, South Carolina for their video entitled, "We Can MOVE IT!"
Title: "We Can MOVE IT"
Submitted by: University of South Carolina—Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health
As the video contest winner, the Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health will receive $1,500 to use for their We Can! programming, and the school's We Can! program will be featured—along with their video—in the upcoming We Can! in Action Fall eNewsletter.
Congratulations also to Fremont Community Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota for submitting the runner-up video entitled, "The Change."
Title: "The Change"
Submitted by: Fremont Community Health
Thanks to all the sites who submitted their videos, and to those of you who voted—you made We Can!'s first-ever video contest a huge success!