CDC Healthy Swimming 2011 Video Contest Entries Due July 4th

CDC’s Healthy Swimming 2011 Video Contest

Create a Healthy Swimming Video & Be Eligible to Win $1,000!

Millions of people swim every year and CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program wants to make sure all swimmers stay healthy while they enjoy the water.

To help prevent the spread of germs at recreational water venues (such as pools, lakes, and waterparks), CDC is asking the public to educate swimmers by making a short, creative video that promotes the simple steps everyone can take to ensure a healthy swimming experience.

The video could be a rap, sketch, dance, slide show, or anything you want it to be, as long as it is appropriate for all audiences and follows the contest guidelines posted on the Healthy Swimming 2011 Video Contest Site. The top videos will be posted on CDC’s YouTube Channel and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite video.

The first-place winner will receive a one-time $1,000 prize, provided by the CDC Foundation through support from a public-private partnership. The winning video will also be featured on CDC’s Healthy Swimming Website and CDC’s YouTube Channel for thousands to see.

The deadline for submission is July 4th, 2011. Entering the contest takes just a few simple steps, so start making your video today!

Videos must be 60 seconds or less and must contain the following messages:

  • Protect yourself and other swimmers from recreational water illness (RWIs)—illnesses caused by germs that are found in places where we swim.
  • Chlorine does not kill all germs instantly.
  • Never swim when you have diarrhea.
  • When swimming, keep water out of your mouth.

Note from Conejo Joe: This could be, uh, interesting in that all videos require use of the word diarrhea in them. Uggh. Contest submissions will also be posted at