MONTGOMERY–With face masks proving to be one of the most effective methods of preventing COVID-19 transmission, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), the Alabama Hospital Association (ALAHA) and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama are sponsoring a video contest for Alabamians of all ages to share why they feel it is important to wear a mask.
The deadline for video submissions has been extended to noon January 11 (CST) because of the holidays.
A statewide panel of judges will pick the top 10 and then the five winners will be chosen through a public online voting process. The first-place winner will receive $600, and the second and third place winners will receive $400 and $200 respectively. Two other honorable mention videos will be posted online along with the winners’ videos for use by media outlets and on social media.
Entries must be submitted by Alabama residents and should be 30 seconds or fewer. Each video needs to highlight basic information related to mask wearing and COVID-19. Applicants may utilize information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Use of Masks to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.
There is no fee to enter as the sponsors are simply hoping to catch the attention of aspiring filmmakers and increase the use of masks.
Visit www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/maskupal.html for more information.