2012 LYME DISEASE AWARENESS
High School and College Audio Contest
Theme: “Know Ticks, No Lyme”
Create an audio clip that demonstrates the importance of being “tick free” to prevent
A basic understanding of Lyme Disease Prevention is required. For Lyme Disease
education visit: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/vector-
Audio clip should address at least one of the 4 approaches to personal prevention:
o Use caution in tick-infested areas
o Use repellant
o Wear protective clothing
o Perform daily tick checks
Be creative! Audio clips may be in the form of a jingle, PSA, song, or any other format
you can come up with!
Content must be appropriate and “family friendly”.
Please include the following information with submissions: individual and/or group name,
school affiliation, the name of your sponsoring faculty member and contact information
including an e-mail address and phone number.
Number of Entries: Each individual or group may only submit one entry during the
Deadline: Entries must be received by the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program by
April 2, 2012. Entries should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. The
email should contain the audio clip (as an MP3 or other compatible format) as well as
Judging: Submissions will be judged by Maine State employees.
Winners and Recognition: Winners will be notified by April 13, 2012. A total of 2
winners will be chosen.
o One winner each from grades 9-12 and college undergrad.
o Each winner will have their audio clip uploaded to Maine CDC’s Lyme disease
website to raise awareness about Lyme disease prevention. The audio clip will
also be sent to participating radio stations throughout the state to be played on
Property: All submissions will become the property of Maine CDC and will not be
returned. The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program may duplicate content to use as
part of Lyme Disease Awareness Promotional efforts but in no instance will this involve
For more information please email Sara Robinson at email@example.com