The Obama Administration spares no time utilizing new media to spread awareness and keep citizens engaged.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced a contest for the best video Public Service Announcement (PSA) "to help educate Americans about how to plan for and prevent the spread of swine flu and the H1N1 virus."
How can you submit a video? It's so easy. Visit the HHS channel on YouTube to submit a 15, 30 or 60 second PSA as a response video to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' announcement. You should visit the www.flu.gov for contest rules and other information. One PSA video has already been submitted. Check it out below:
According to the White House blog, an expert panel will evaluate submissions and choose their favorites for vote by the public. The submission with the most votes will win $2,500 and appear on national television.
To all you talented filmmakers and creative individuals in Hawaii, leave us a comment or send us an email if you have submitted a PSA. The HHB crew would love to see them and we may just post our favorites to the blog.
Good luck to all of you!