Create your own video to answer the question: What does injury and violence prevention look like in my community?

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In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center), we are hosting this video contest to answer the question, "What does Injury and Violence Prevention Look Like in My Community?"

The "Seeing My World through a Safer Lens" video contest asks injury and violence professionals, students, and the general public to create a short video that shows injury and violence prevention in their neighborhood, community, state, or region.

You can pick any of the following topic areas to show what injury and violence prevention looks like in your own community.

CLICK to learn more about each of the injury and violence prevention topics:

Motor Vehicle Safety


Home and Recreational Safety


Violence Prevention


Traumatic Brain Injury

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$1,500 in prizes

Winner - Injury and Violence Professional

Winner - Student

Winner - General Public

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Here's how you enter:

  • Sign up for a account at the top of this page
  • Become a follower of the Seeing My World through a Safer Lens Video Contest
  • Review the rules and guidelines of this Challenge (Found under the Rules tab)
  • Registered Contestant should submit video that is 90 seconds or less, and use one or more of the injury and violence topics to share messages on injury and violence prevention in your community
  • All submissions must be in English
  • Be sure to provide
    • Title of Video
    • Injury and Violence Prevention Topic
    • Your Entry Category (Injury and Violence Professional, Student, or General Public)
    • A link to your video on YouTube

Individuals or teams  can choose one video category to submit a video:  (1) Student View, (2) Community View, (3) Injury and Violence Professional View. Participants or teams may submit multiple videos — but each video can only be nominated and awarded in one (1) category

Competition Submission Period is from May 1 – July 31, 2012. Any late submissions will not be eligible for competition.

Videos must relate to one or more of CDC Injury Center’s key topic areas: Violence Prevention, Injury Response, Traumatic Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Safety, or Home and Recreational Safety, and include information from the injury and violence topic areas, found in the About  and Rules sections.

Judging Criteria

Winners of the video contest will be determined by the following criteria and scored according to the correlating percentage.

  • Creativity – 30%
  • Use of Injury and Violence Prevention Topic – 30%
  • Communication of the Positive Injury or Violence Message  - 20%
  • Length of Video – 10%
  • Video and Audio Quality – 10% 

 An expert panel will judge the submissions on the identified criteria. A winner will be selected each category. All judging will take place between August 1- August 31, 2012.


For each category of the video contest, one prize will be awarded.

  • General Public View - $500.00
  • Student View- $500.00
  • Injury and Violence Professional View- $500.00


Expert Panel of Judges

Expert Panel of Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Use of Injury or Violence Topic Area
  • Communication of the Positive Injury or Violence Message
  • Length of Video
  • Video and Audio Quality