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Dear Campus Leaders,
 
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science is pleased to spearhead this exciting cross-campus collaboration to develop creative content intended to help reduce community COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
 
We hope you will share this opportunity with your undergraduate and graduate students, as well as your teaching faculty. Details are included below or via this announcement link: https://conta.cc/3l2iyyP.
 
Questions can be directed to Lauren Rieger at laurenw@uic.edu.
 

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
 
Increasing demand for and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines is essential for achieving “community immunity” (herd immunity) and returning to many of the social and work activities important to us all. Although many people are eager to get vaccinated, there are also significant proportions of the population who are hesitant, reluctant, or mistrustful of the vaccines and the vaccination process. Good communications about the vaccines can help overcome hesitancy and promote acceptance.
 
The goal of the "Vaccine Uptake Public Awareness Campaign Contest" is to increase motivation to get a COVID-19 vaccine by delivering effective, tailored messages targeted to segments of the population that have higher levels of vaccine hesitancy.
 
With this competition, we hope to engage UIC students in developing strategic, creative messages that may help to promote acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines and motivate and mobilize people to get vaccinated.
 
AWARDS:
 
Prizes will be awarded within each category. In each category, we will award (1) $200 prize to the top scoring submission with $100 prizes for honorable mention. There will also be (1) overall $400 grand prize winner across all categories. Winners will be announced in early May.
 
DEADLINE: Friday, April 9, 2021, 5:00pm CT
 
QUESTIONS? Contact Lauren Rieger at laurenw@uic.edu