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Sonoma County vaccine video contest accepting entries until May 9

Santa Rosa, CA | April 13, 2022

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Sonoma County students are invited to take part in a countywide health video competition by submitting short videos that explain, promote and encourage COVID-19 vaccination and boosters in young people.

The Vax Video Contest, a partnership between the County of Sonoma, the Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Office of Education, is for local students in sixth through 12th grades. They are encouraged to create a 30- to 60-second video that addresses the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines. Topics can include the availability of vaccines, ease and advantages of being vaccinated, as well as facts versus myths and how misinformation has affected the pandemic.

Cash prizes, funded by community sponsors, will be awarded to the top three videos in each of two categories: sixth to eighth graders and ninth to 12th graders. Prizes are $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second and $500 for third.

Sponsors for the prizes are:

  • Sonoma County Family YMCA
  • Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County
  • Santa Rosa Community Health
  • Partnership HealthPlan
  • Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Sonoma Valley Community Health Center

Winners in each category will be selected by a panel of judges chosen by the Sonoma County Office of Education. Entries will be judged on the following:

  • Effectiveness of the Message: Does the video content provide Sonoma County youth with information about the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations?
  • Accuracy: Is the vaccine information provided in the video accurate?
  • Quality: Does the video display a high production quality?
  • Entertaining: Does the video present vaccine information in a way that encourages youth to get vaccinated?
  • Originality/Creativity: Is the video content creative and unique compared to other videos or vaccine campaigns?

The videos will be ranked by a point system, and the videos with the most points will win. The deadline for submission is May 9 at 5 p.m. Rules and details, including how to submit an entry, are available at

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