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National Viral Hepatitis Poster Contest 2008

Celebrating World Hepatitis Day


The Division of Viral Hepatitis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sponsoring a national poster contest in honor of World Hepatitis Day on May 19, 2008, along with our cosponsor, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable.

Poster Contest Winners Announced!
 

Official Contest Rules
 

Eligibility

Legal residents of the United States and Canada of amateur and professional status are eligible to participate. Organizations conducting business in the United States who would like to submit a group entry are also eligible to participate. Employees of CDC and their immediate families are not eligible to participate. In addition, CDC contractors and contest sponsors are not eligible. Any participant who is a minor in his or her jurisdiction of primary residence must obtain the permission of his or her parent or legal guardian to participate. Void wherever restricted or prohibited by law.

 

Categories

Participants should create and submit a poster in one of the following categories:
  • Category 1. General Viral Hepatitis Awareness
    This category seeks entries that raise awareness about viral hepatitis in the United States.
    Poster themes in this category can include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Viral hepatitis is a serious public health problem.
    • Many Americans are infected with viral hepatitis.
       
  • Category 2. Hepatitis B
    This category seeks entries that raise awareness about acute or chronic infection with Hepatitis B virus (HBV). Poster themes can include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Many people are infected with HBV and don’t know it.
    • People from Asia and the Pacific Islands are disproportionately affected by chronic HBV infection.
    • Hepatitis B can be prevented through vaccination.  
       
  • Category 3. Hepatitis C
    This category seeks entries that raise awareness about chronic infection with Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Poster themes can include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Many people are infected with HCV and don’t know it.
    • Hepatitis C is a silent disease.

Each individual or organization is allowed only one entry per category.

Additional information about viral hepatitis can be found at www.cdc.gov/hepatitis.

 

Prizes

A grand prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best poster from all the contest entries. A $250 prize will be awarded to the top entry in each category. Winning posters will be featured on CDC’s Web site, printed, and distributed nationally once appropriate government clearances are obtained.

 

Contest Sponsors

CDC and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable are the sponsors of this contest.

 

Poster Artwork Requirements

  1. Poster artwork must be original and must be accompanied by a signed contest release form.
  2. Persons who are photographed and appear on any submitted poster must sign a photography release form. This form must be submitted with the contest release form where applicable.
  3. Posters may be handmade, computer-generated, or computer-enhanced.
  4. Posters submitted via hard copy should measure at least 8 ½” x 11” but no larger than 11” X 17”. In addition, posters should be no more than 2” thick.
  5. Handmade entries should be created with materials that can be easily reproduced, such as markers, paint (watercolor, tempera, acrylic), photographs, collage, etc.
  6. Lettering and messages on all posters should be bold enough and large enough to reproduce well and be appropriate for promotional/marketing purposes.
  7. Copyrighted characters, trademarks, registered trademarks, product logos, and brand names are prohibited.
  8. Posters that include endorsements of products, corporations, or organizations (other than CDC) or that are deemed vulgar or offensive will be disqualified.

 

Judges and Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged by a panel of experts from the CDC and its partners. Judges will assess each entry for:
  1. Creativity
  2. Originality
  3. Quality of the artwork
  4. Scientific accuracy
  5. Reproducibility

Winning entries must be in accordance with scientific and government printing requirements. CDC will alter winning entries to conform to necessary scientific and printing requirements, including, but not limited to, adding CDC and Health and Human Services (HHS) logos.

 

Deadline

Submissions must be submitted by Friday, April 18, 2008. Electronic entries must be time stamped by midnight EST. Hard copies must be postmarked by April 18 and received by April 24. Late entries/receipts cannot be considered.

 

Submission Procedures

Each entry must consist of two elements: the poster artwork and a contest release form. Entries that do not include both of these elements will not be considered.

Posters and release forms may be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Electronic submission – All electronic entries must be received by the contest deadline. Please follow these steps when submitting an electronic entry:
  1. Address a new e-mail message with the following details:
  2. Attach poster and release form files to the e-mail message or fax to 202-729-4001 (Attn: Hepatitis Poster Contest). Printable version of rules and forms
  3. Before sending the e-mail message, check your submission for the following:
    • Format – All electronic entries must be in PDF, JPG, or TIF format. A zip file including these formats is also acceptable.
    • File Size – The size limit for each e-mail message (body + attachments) is 5MB. If your entry exceeds 5MB, you must place all files on a CD-ROM and submit your entry by hard copy using the instructions below.
    • Requirements - Ensure that your poster adheres to the artwork requirements outlined above.
  • Hard copy submission – All hard copy entries should be postmarked by the contest deadline. Please follow these steps when submitting an electronic entry:
  1. Check your submission for the following:
    • Summary information – For hard copy entries (except CD-ROMs), participant’s name, poster title, category, and selected category/theme must be written on the back of the poster.
    • Requirements - Ensure that your poster adheres to the artwork requirements outlined above.
  2. Address your envelope/package to:
    • Hepatitis Poster Contest
      C/O Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
      1111 19th Street NW, 10th Floor
      Washington, DC 20036
      202-729-4000 (number to use for Fed Ex shipping)

 

 
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