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

Oct 30, 2020

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.

The messaging campaign contest is open to Lane Co. residents between 14 and 30 year old. There are 7 categories with $500 prizes to winners for each.
Credit City of Eugene, Lane County Public Health

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:

http://engage.eugene-or.gov

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