Win $1,000 on Healthy Swimming Video Contest

Win $1,000 and have your video seen by thousands of people while helping to improve swimmer health! Contrary to popular belief, chlorine does not kill all germs instantly. Each summer, thousands of Americans get sick with recreational water illness (RWIs) after they go swimming. RWIs are illnesses caused by germs found in places where we swim. There are simple steps people can take to help prevent the spread of germs that cause RWIs, but we need your help to spread the word.
To help us educate swimmers, CDC's Healthy Swimming Program is asking the public to make a short, creative video that promotes the simple steps everyone can take to ensure a healthy and RWI-free swimming experience.
The video will also help direct people to CDC's Healthy Swimming Websitewhere they can find additional details and resources on healthy swimming behaviors.
Your video could be a rap, sketch, dance, slide show, or anything you want it to be, as long as it includes our four key healthy swimming messages and appeals to a broad audience. The top videos will be posted on CDC's YouTube Channel for public vote. The first-place winner will receive $1,000, courtesy of the CDC Foundation. 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. The contest takes just a few simple steps, so start making your video today!
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