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 EUROPEAN IMMUNISATION WEEK 2019

DID YOU REMEMBER TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE ECL VIDEOS AND POSTERS CREATED BY STUDENTS?

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REDUCE YOUR CANCER RISK: BE WISE, IMMUNISE

SHORTLISTED ENTRIES 

It’s European Immunisation Week (24 to 30 April)! ECL is organising a Youth Competition for Schools, as part of the EU Joint Action on Vaccinations, and under the work package being led by France.

This School Competition aims to raise awareness among school‐aged populations (3 age groups) across Europe. Schools offer unique settings to promote vaccine uptake while reaching out to parents. In addition, games provide a unique way to engage and motivate young individuals, enabling them to gain knowledge and understand the evidence. The competition encourages students to work in groups to create Public Service Announcements targeting their own age group. Shortlisted posters and videos are disseminated during the EU Immunization Week end of April.

All posters and videos needed to be related to message 11 of the European Code Against Cancer related to Hepatitis B and Human papillomavirus (HPV). www.cancercode.eu.  Messages were required to be in line with information on vaccinating against Hepatitis B and HPV as provided by WHO here and here.

Hepatitis B and HPV Vaccination

Submissions encourage vaccinations against Hepatitis B or the HPV

3 AGE GROUPS

Mini Heros Category (7-10yrs), Junior Category (11-14yrs), Senior Category (15-18yrs)

SCHOOLS FROM ALL ACROSS EUROPE

This competition was open to students living and attending school in the WHO European Region (EU and non-EU).

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • This competition was open to students living and attending school in the WHO European Region (EU and non-EU).
  • Posters and videos could be in any language; however English translations needed to be provided also with the poster, to assist the judging process.
  • All posters and videos needed to be related to message 11 of the European Code Against Cancer related to Hepatitis B and Human papillomavirus (HPV).
  • This competition was open to young people aged 7-18 years of age at the time of the submission.
  • Only one submission per group is permitted.
  • Poster entries to the competition had to be submitted in jpg or pdf format only.
  • Video entries to the competition had to be submitted in avi or mp4 format.
  • All submissions had to be received by 9 April 2019.

Each age category will have two winning groups: one for the best poster, one for the best video. All three students in each group will win a prize.  In addition, if a teacher is responsible for their entering the competition, one teacher per age group and per category will win a 200€ voucher to buy something for the classroom or to organise a class activity.

Mini Heros Category (7-10yrs) – Junior Category (11-14yrs) – Senior Category (15-18yrs)

Each student in the winning teams would be able to select one of the following prizes:

  • Headphones, e.g., Beats, Bose
  • Waterproof portable speakers, e.g. Bose
  • e-Reader, e.g. Kindle
  • Mini drones

Microgrants for Projects

For the winning groups who wish to launch their campaign, microgrants will be available on application.

SELECTION CRITERIA

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • How well did your entry address or convey the message.
  • Level of creativity and originality.
  • How clear is the message?
  • Was the entry appropriate for other young people like you and can they relate to it?
  • Would other countries and cultures relate to and understand your message?

Judging Procedure and Timeline

  • The ECL Secretariat will check that entries meet the eligibility requirements and do a first screening between 9-11 April.
  •  The top 4 submissions from each category will then be shortlisted by ECL Youth Ambassadors and the EU Joint Action Partners between 12 and 22 April.
  • The shortlisted posters and videos will be announced and placed on the ECL Facebook page  and Twitter Page for public voting on 24 April, at the start of the Immunisation Week.
  • A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rank voting for each age group will take place during the Immunisation Week on the ECL Facebook and Twitter pages by counting the number of likes. 
  • Voting closes on 29 April at 5pm CEST (Brussels time).
  • After voting has taken place during European Immunisation Week between 24 to 29 April.  The winners – those whose entries received the highest number of likes – will be announced on 30 April!

 

ECL is a partner in the 3-year EU Joint Action on Vaccinations launched in late 2018.  Led by France, this is part of EU efforts to improve immunisation and vaccination coverage in Europe. The Joint Action aims to strengthen the European cooperation in and to develop practical tools for the use of health authorities and healthcare professionals in different countries to enhance vaccination coverage.

Find out more about the European Joint Action on Vaccination