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Vax Vid Contest

In this contest, Sonoma county students produced videos that explain, promote and encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters in young people. The suggested topics included the availability of vaccines, ease and advantages of being vaccinated, as well as facts versus myths and how misinformation has affected the pandemic. Students from 15 different schools responded, and we received 16 videos that complied with the rules of the contest.

The Vax Vid Contest is a partnership between the County of Sonoma, the Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Office of Education.

Prizes are $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second and $500 for third. The cash prizes were funded by community sponsors, and were awarded to the top three videos in each of two categories: sixth to eighth graders and ninth to 12th graders.Our Sponsors for the prizes are:

  • Sonoma County Family YMCA
  • Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County
  • Santa Rosa Community Health
  • Partnership HealthPlan
  • Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Sonoma Valley Community Health Center

Entries were judged on the following criteria:

  • Effectiveness of the Message: Does the video content provide Sonoma County youth with information about the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations?
  • Accuracy: Is the vaccine information provided in the video accurate?
  • Quality: Does the video display a high production quality? Quality can be determined by how well the video is put together, whether the video content is cohesive and flows, whether the performances show that students practiced and made an effort, etc.
  • Entertaining: Does the video present vaccine information in a way that encourages youth to get vaccinated?
  • Originality/Creativity: Is the video content creative and unique compared to other videos or vaccine campaigns? Does the video showcase the talents of the student or team?

The winners and their videos are:

Sixth to eighth graders:

Ninth to 12th graders:

We’d like to thank the participants and our sponsors, judges, staff who all combined to make this contest a success!

You can view videos from all participants here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi1-rnF1nMqrRdl3m3BAAeVzZbBdcxy_8

You can see the awards ceremony here: