World Hepatitis Day Creative Competition-
Entry Deadline April 17, 2009
The World Hepatitis Alliance is calling on creative people around the
globe to take part in the first World Hepatitis Day creative competition.
The competition has two categories, and has been launched to encourage
new and imaginative ways to get people talking about hepatitis B and
C. Using words, images, our voices and ideas we can all help raise
awareness of hepatitis B and C and we need your help!
While 500 million people around the world are living with hepatitis B
or C, most people don't even know they are infected or are aware of
the potential risk factors. Enter this creative competition (see below
for nomination form) and help make a world of difference in raising
awareness about two viruses that kill 1.5 million people a year.
Who can enter?
The competition is open to all patient groups and individuals,
amateurs and professionals of all ages. This is your opportunity to
show the world your ideas and skills - so fire up your creative minds
and help spread the word about hepatitis.
Please note: creative submissions must not be associated with any
commercial interests or product promotion.
What to enter?
Entries can take the form of any creative media including posters,
videos, the written word, artwork, photography, music or web-based
media. They can be in any language (although non-English entries must
be accompanied by an English translation to help the judging process).
Entries must fall into one or both of the following categories:
* Category 1. World Hepatitis Day
This category is designed to raise awareness about World
Hepatitis Day itself (Tuesday May 19th 2009). Themes could include
(but are not limited to):
o Hepatitis is a global health problem that needs to be
o World Hepatitis Day is a patient-led initiative with 200
patient groups from 50 countries supporting it
o Encouraging people to participate in World Hepatitis Day
* Category 2. "Am I Number 12?"
This category is designed to raise awareness about the fact that
one in twelve people around the world is living with chronic viral
hepatitis B or C, and the vast majority are unaware they are infected.
Themes could include (but are not limited to):
o 500 million people (one in 12 people worldwide) are living
with either chronic viral hepatitis B or hepatitis C
o Hepatitis B and C do not discriminate (more than 1/3 of
the people on the planet have been exposed to one of the two viruses)
we must all help beat the stigma associated with chronic viral
o Am I one of those infected, but unaware? Get tested and
An independent panel of international judges, including physicians and
patient group representatives, have been recruited to judge the World
Hepatitis Day creative competition. The judges will be looking for
creativity and originality, but also the effectiveness of each entry
in communicating the themes of "World Hepatitis Day" and / or "Am I
Number 12?" Further information about the judging panel will be
included in the coming weeks.
Shortlisted entries will be featured as part of a `Hall of Fame' on
www.worldhepatitisday.org in the run-up to World Hepatitis Day 2009.
The winning entries will be announced on Friday 15th May, and will be
shared with patient groups around the globe ahead of the 2010 World
Hepatitis Day campaign. Winners will also receive the first annual `Am
I Number 12?' recognition award.
How to enter
* Entries accompanied by a completed nomination form (see below)
can be sent to worldhepday@...
* Entries will be accepted until 5pm GMT on Friday April 17th, 2009
* All entries must be the original work of the applicant and must
not violate another party's copyright. Joint applications will be
accepted and collaborators must give their consent and co-sign the
* Participants can enter more than one category and more than one
item, provided that a separate nomination form is attached to each entry
* Applicants who have received any financial or in-kind
sponsorship in relation to their entry must declare all details of
* To assist the judging process, any non-English text used in
entries must be translated into English. Please attach the translated
text to your entry.
For more information on the rules and regulations please refer to
Hepatitis C Alternative Medicine Treatment Information