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SUN Safety Contest 2017

March 6-24, 2017

Submission Deadline has been extended to APRIL 7, 2017

See 2017 submissions HERE!

Skin cancer is a common form of cancer that usually develops when skin is exposed to the sun and UV light. It is an abnormal growth of skin cells that can multiply and lead to tumor formation if not detected early. With spring break and summer just around the corner, The University of Arizona and the Skin Cancer Institute are pairing up to raise awareness about the dangers of the sun through this easy and simple contest. Show us how you would creatively promote skin safety for your chance to win $750.

The Basic Rules:

1. Entry must be submitted by April 7 (Date Extended!) on the Facebook Event PAGE HERE

2. Entry must be original and creative.  It can take the form of:

  • Video (1-3 minutes long)
  • Drawing
  • Meme
  • Digital Picture

3. Entry must touch on at least ONE (or more) of the following points:

  • ​Most skin cancer is caused by ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun and tanning beds.
  • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A SAFE TAN! Avoid tanning of any kind. Tan skin is your body’s natural defense against UVR. If you have a tan, it means you’ve done damage to your skin.
  • DO NOT BURN! Just one blistering sunburn can double your chances of getting skin cancer.
  • SUNSCREEN WORKS! Use a product with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.  Use generously, and re-apply every 2 hours! Ask friends to help cover spots you can’t reach.
  • SEEK SHADE and COVER UP with long sleeves and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses.
  • CHECK and GET CHECKED. Look for new or changing spots, bumps or moles. See your healthcare provider if you find anything suspicious.

4. Committee will review each entry for basic rules, accuracy of information, and appropriateness for distribution to all ages. Those that meet the requirements will be uploaded to the Rec Center’s official website and Facebook.

5. The video with the most likes (thumbs up) by the end of APRIL 30, 2017 will win the People’s Choice Award and $500. The Committee will also select the entry that best achieves the goals of the contest and award it $250.

6. If filming should take place at The University of Arizona Recreation Center, all subjects in your video should grant you written permission to allow their image to appear.  Videographer must submit a Video/Photography Release Form to Campus Recreation Marketing (located in the Business Office, 2nd floor) prior to filming.  Use the Multi-Media Consent and Release Form for any subjects filmed.


Contest Co-Sponsored by UA Campus Recreation and the Skin Cancer Institute

Questions? Contact:  Heather Kleeman, Outreach Coordinator, UA Campus Recreation, hkleeman@email.arizona.edu, 520-626-9968