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We have extended
the deadline for the UVideo challenge!

Last day to submit entries is
April 18th at 12:00pm(noon).

The Minnesota Department of Health is challenging high school students to make 30-second* videos about the dangers of tanning and the risk of skin cancer.
*15 second videos are no longer accepted.

video prizes: Challenge Champion (Judges choice) $1,000/First place (online voting) $1,000/Second place $500


  • Tanning is popular
  • Tanning is a health risk
  • The number of white women age 20-49 diagnosed with melanoma grows by 5% yearly
  • 34% of 11th grade white females in Minnesota reported they tanned indoors in the last year
  • Indoor tanning before age 35 increases risk of melanoma 59%

How to Participate:

Step One: Make your video

Be creative!  Videos can be funny or serious.  They should focus on educating young people about the harmful effects of ultraviolet light (UV), both from the sun and from tanning beds. 

  • Videos must include three facts from the FACTS ABOUT TANNING listed here on the right.
  • Videos must be submitted in one of the following formats: .MOV, .MPEG4, or .AVI
  • Students must create and produce the video on their own, without creative/production/technical assistance from adults or professionals. 

Please read the IMPORTANT DETAILS on the Entry Form for additional rules. We want to make sure your video is eligible to win!

Step Two: Make it Official

  • Videos must be submitted no later than April 11, 2014 by 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.
  • Give your video a unique title.  Do not call your video “UVideo Challenge”
  • Upload your video to YouTube and e-mail a link to your video to: health.uvideo@state.mn.us.
  • Complete the UVideo Challenge ENTRY FORM (including signatures) and mail to:
    UVideo Challenge
    Minnesota Department of Health
    PO Box 64882
    St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
  • Students may submit multiple videos – each video must have a separate form.
FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL US AT: health.uvideo@state.mn.us

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