We are encouraging individuals and organizations to take action before disaster strikes by making an emergency kit and plan, and talking with their networks about how to respond during a disaster.


September is National Preparedness Month and CDC wants to know, Are You Prepared? We are challenging YOU to make a 60 second video that shows how you’re prepared for any emergency and reinforces the key message: “Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed.”  Individuals, groups, and even zombies can enter the contest. Participants are encouraged to use creative ways to prepare for an emergency.

Videos must not contain profanity, violence or weapons, explicit content, or personal attacks on people or organizations.  Only videos that do not contain obscene, hateful, offensive or slanderous material will be considered.  Videos must not have any visual or verbal mention of any websites other than CDC’s Emergency Preparedness website (http://emergency.cdc.gov)..

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Judges

Jamie F

Jamie F

Ashika B

Ashika B

Maggie S

Maggie S

Alanna M

Alanna M

Kara S

Kara S

Judging Criteria

  • Effective & Creative Message
    Creativity in addressing emergency preparedness, specifically the message of “Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed.” Other deciding factors are whether videos mentioned possible emergencies and how the emergency preparedness website is incorporated.

How to enter

Contestants must submit their video between August 29, 2011 and October 11, 2011.  Contestants may be individuals or groups (including but not limited to schools, hospitals, community organizations, and health departments). Only one video may be submitted per contestant. Each Contestant must complete and submit the required information on www.challenge.gov for the video he or she enters into the Contest. Groups of more than one individual or entity must submit a contest entry through a single designated individual or entity within the group.  

Each contestant must upload their video to YouTube (www.youtube.com) and add the link to their specific video on the submission form.  Each video must also check the box that enables closed captioning.