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SUN Safety Contest 2018

February 19-April 9, 2018

“Love the Skin You’re In”

As gathered in a public survey, people often times feel that they must be perfectly tanned to look beautiful or, in other cases, they believe they are not susceptible to developing skin damage due to the dark pigmentation of their skin- NEITHER OF THESE ARE TRUE. The sun can and will damage any skin that it can, potentially leading to skin cancer. 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!


1. Entry must be submitted by April 9, 2018 on the Facebook Event PAGE HERE

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

  • Video (1-3 minutes long)
  •  (picture of) Drawing/Painting/Alternate Arts & Crafts Project
  • Meme
  • Digital Picture
  • Poster
  • Music Video

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.
  • NOBODY IS SAFE! No matter what color your skin is, you are still susceptible for developing skin damage.
  • 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.
  • Your skin is BEAUTIFUL... so keep it that way! Use sun protection daily.

4. "Like-for-like" pages or payment for likes will NOT be acceptable forms of votes and will be closely monitored by the Sun Safety Committee.

5. Only submissions from people WITHIN the state of Arizona will be considered for winning the contest prizes.

6. Committee will review each entry for 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.

Note: Sun Safety Committee has to right to refuse submissions if there is any display of cheating, inappropriate content, or any other signs of lack of integrity. 

7. The video with the most likes (thumbs up) on original submissions to the Facebook event page by the end of APRIL 13, 2018 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.

8. 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.

9. Winners of the Sun Safety Contest will be required to submit a W-9 to receive prize money.


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