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City of Eugene Extends Deadline For COVID-19 Messaging Contest, Seeking More Young Adults

City of Eugene, Lane County Public Health

Last month, the City of Eugene launched a new "Stop the Spread" campaign effort--a COVID-19 messaging contest geared toward young adults, aged 14 to 30 years old.  This just announced: the contest deadline has been extended with a new deadline for submissions: 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Public Health officials say nearly 70% of all COVID-19 cases in Lane County have been in the 14 to 30 year old age group. The City of Eugene is hoping to change that with a messaging contest aimed toward the younger demographic.

Stop the Spread campaign is calling on creative young adults to enter the contest using visual graphics or a 30-second video that encourages peers to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

http://See a staff-created example video on YouTube –  

Stephanie Scafa is with the City of Eugene. She said the content should creatively focus on the four Ws:

“Wearing a face covering, watching your distance, washing your hands and waiting it out (if you are sick.)”

Scafa said content may be produced in English or Spanish. The deadline to submit is now 11:59 on Wednesday, November 11th. The public will get a chance to vote on their favorite entries. Then a panel of judges will pick a winner in 7 categories. Each winner receives a $500 prize.

All the rules and information can be found here:


Credit Lane County Public Health video
Stephanie Scafa is a public information officer with the City of Eugene. She introduced the contest guidelines during a Lane Co Public Health briefing.

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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