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Video Contest to Help Protect LatinX Community


LSU Health New Orleans and LPHI are hosting a contest for short videos aimed at the LatinX community about COVID. The videos must be in Spanish and 59 seconds or less. There are two categories based on key issues. Videos must feature either Mask Wearing based on the graphic below; or Contact Tracing, based on page three of this document.

Contest Rules

Messaging should be simple and in colloquial language.

The deadline for submissions to Megan Muncy at is July 10, 2020. Prizes will be awarded the following week. Judges will be from the LatinX community. New Orleans City Council Vice President Helena Moreno is helping assemble the judging panel. Based on an uptick in the number of members of the LatinX community affected by COVID-19, Council-at-Large Moreno has been working to increase outreach.

A $1,000 prize will be awarded for the first-place Mask Wearing Video. A $1,000 prize will be awarded for the top Contact Tracing video.

Winning submissions will be widely circulated on social media and sent to Telemundo. Other videos may also be shared on social media.

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