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Congratulations to our winners.

1st Place – $6,500 – “Illness Will Find You” by Kara Brewer

2nd Place – $2,500 – “Change the Game with the ACA” by Brianna Moody

3rd Place – $1,000 – “BCO Affordable Care Act” by Bristol Community Organization

Click here to view winning videos.

Health Justice CT Challenge

We at Health Justice CT believe that better access to healthcare means a healthier Connecticut. So for this year’s challenge, we want you to put on your marketing cap.

Under the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment will continue until March 31, 2014 and we are asking you to make a creative video that encourages Connecticut residents to enroll for healthcare insurance. We specifically want to reach communities of color, students of color, and those eligible for Medicaid.

Individuals, as well as organizations, can submit to this year’s challenge. Here’s how to participate:

  1. Create a video. (click here for more details)
  2. Share your video with friends and family. The more views, likes and shares, the better are your chances of winning.
  3. Be patient, winners will be announced in early April after the healthcare enrollment period ends.

Important Dates:
Monday, Nov. 18th: Video Submission Opens
Monday, Dec. 20th at 11:59pm: Video Submission Ends
Monday, Jan 13th: Invite your friends to comment, vote and share your video.
Monday, March 31st at 11:59pm: Social sharing and voting closes.
Monday, April 7th: Winners announced

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be determined by a panel of judges; but the public will have the opportunity to comment, like, share and vote for their favorite video during the enrollment period, from January 13th to March 31st. A good portion of your score will be based on your video’s impact on enrollment. That means the more videos views, likes, votes, social sharing and comments, the better your chances of winning.

Cash Prizes
First Place – $6,500
Second Place – $2,500
Third Place – $1,000

Health Justice CT Challenge

Judging Criteria

A panel of judges will select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the Health Justice CT Challenge. All submissions will be evaluated by the following criteria:

Creativity  – A video (two minutes or less) that creatively encourages CT residents to enroll in the State’s healthcare marketplace: Videos must have accurate information about enrollment and must target the following audiences:

• Communities of color
• Medicaid-eligible
• Students of color

Social media and online engagement – Participate in the conversation online and voting from January 8th to March 31st, 2014. Each applicant will have the opportunity to share their video online. The submission will be measured by the (1) comments, (2) number of Twitter and Facebook shares (3) number of votes

Video Plays – The number of “views” will help your score in this category.


Health Justice CT Challenge

Eligibility & Conditions

This is open to Connecticut residents who are 18 years and older. Must have parent or guardian consent if younger than 18 years old.  Enter as individuals, groups, or organizations.

Here are the conditions:

Please note that the following eligibility requirements must be met in order to proceed with the submission process.

All HJCT Challenge participants must submit a video answering the challenge questions and complete an online application form.

All HJCT Challenge participants must be CT residents or a CT-based organization, school or group. The video must address the healthcare needs of the residents of Connecticut.

Entries previously submitted in other contests or projects that have been previously posted publicly are not eligible for the HJCT Challenge.

HJCT Challenge participants must avoid referencing or including copyrighted material or trademarks, such as logo-laden apparel, brands, or music in their videos in order to be eligible to win.

All video entries must be original and must not infringe or violate the rights of any third parties, including, but not limited to copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and rights of publicity/privacy.

As a condition of entering this Contest, participants acknowledge and agree to the following:

Health Justice CT is a project of the Society for New Communications Research (“SNCR”), and is whereas the legal entity sponsoring this Challenge.

SNCR reserves the right to make additions to and/or deletions from the submission process above or otherwise make any and all changes to the eligibility requirements with or without notice, including, but not limited to, changes to the contest guidelines, deadline, and file requirements.

SNCR is not responsible for lost, stolen, or incorrectly submitted entries. All entries become the sole property of SNCR.

All decisions regarding the challenge, including, but not limited to, rules, eligibility, and winner selection are at SNCR and exclusive discretion, are final, and are not subject to appeal.

HJCT Challenge participants agree to be bound by these official rules and SNCR’s determination of the winner shall be final.

By submitting a video and entry form, all challenge participants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless SNCR from all claims and damages arising out of his/her/their participation in the challenge and submission process, and to have his/her/their video used at SNCR’s discretion in any and all media now known or hereafter devised.

By submitting a video and entry form, all HJCT Challenge participants acknowledge that the prize must be used to implement the proposed project idea.

HJCT Challenge participants agree to cooperate with SNCR reporting requirement if the prize is awarded in the timeframe determined by SNCR.

HJCT Challenge participants agree that all video entries and submissions become the sole property of SNCR and that SNCR may use and/or edit/alter, for all purposes and without compensation, all video entries submitted in the challenge without compensation.

SNCR reserves the right to use submission or submitter’s name (“challenge participant”) and likeness in all promotion in any medium including the web.

Winning participant(s) agree that as a condition of accepting the prize, they will cooperate with SNCR and provide information regarding themselves and the winning submission, including without limitation: the winner’s name and likeness (es); articles; and press releases. All such information may be used by SNCR for all purposes and without compensation.

Challenge participants agree to waive all rights to claim exemplary, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or max damages defined and limited to one dollar, and that all causes of action arising out of or connection with this challenge, or any monies awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.

SNCR reserves the right to cancel the HJCT Challenge at any time without obligation or prior notice.

No employer-employee relationship is created as a result of participating in the HJCT Challenge.

All copyrights and trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

Read More Here

Health Justice CT Challenge

Video Making Best Practices

You do not need to be a professional video maker to participate in this challenge. We’re looking for real stories from the community, so let your personal story shine. Here are a few video-making tips from Kathy Klotz-Guest, CEO of Keeping it Human and SNCR Sr. Founding Fellow and Board Member.

Click Here to Download the Best Practice Tip Sheet


Health Justice CT Challenge

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