[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 85 (Wednesday, May 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26015-26016]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10548]



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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Announcement of Requirements and Registration for ``Seeing My 
World through a Safer Lens: What Does Injury and Violence Look Like in 
My Community?'' Video Contest

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).
    Award Approving Official: Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Administrator, Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located 
within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the 
launch of the Seeing My World through a Safer Lens: What Does Injury 
and Violence Look Like in My Community? video contest. The CDC National 
Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) is reaching 
out to students, injury and violence professionals, and the general 
public throughout the United States to answer the question, ``What does 
injury and violence prevention look like in my community?'' Through the 
Seeing My World through a Safer Lens video contest, Contestants can 
create a short video that reflects injury and violence prevention 
activities that are in line with the Injury Center's key topics and 
messages. This Challenge will raise awareness that, despite the fact 
that injuries and violence are serious public health issues, they are 
actually preventable. By having Contestants create personalized videos 
to submit to the video contest, we will show how proven prevention 
strategies are being implemented in various forms of communities. 
Further, by showcasing the winning videos in each category of 
submission (Student View, General Public View, and Injury and Violence 
Professional View), we will show that steps for injury and violence 
prevention can be taken by anyone and anywhere in the U.S.

DATES: Contestants can begin submission of videos on May 1, 2012, until 
the end of the submission period July 31, 2012. Judging will take place 
between August 1-31, 2012, and winners will be notified and prizes 
awarded September 10, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rupal Mehta, National Center for 
Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, 4779 Buford Highway NE., Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, Georgia 
30341, phone: 770-488-3984; email: Ien8@cdc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Subject of Challenge Competition

    Entrants of the Seeing My World through a Safer Lens video contest 
will be asked to submit a short video that reflects how injury and 
violence prevention look like in their communities. Key prevention 
messages on Injury Center focus areas will be provided for inclusion in 
the videos. The videos should reflect positive prevention messaging and 
scenarios that students, injury and violence professionals, and the 
general public may face in their efforts to reduce injuries and 
violence where they live, work, study, or play.

Eligibility Rules for Participating in the Competition

    The Challenge is open to any Contestant, defined as an individual 
or team of U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States 
who are 13 years of age or older (with the permission of a parent/
guardian if under 18 years of age). Contestants may submit more than 
one entry if they have developed more than one video.
    To be eligible to win a prize under this challenge, an individual 
or entity--
    (1) Shall have registered to participate in the competition under 
the rules promulgated by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control;
    (2) Shall have complied with all the requirements under this 
section;
    (3) In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and 
maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the 
case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, 
shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and
    (4) May not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within 
the scope of their employment. Federal employees seeking to participate 
in this contest outside the scope of their employment should consult 
their ethics official prior to developing their submission.
    (5) May not be employees of the CDC Injury Center, judges of the 
Challenge, or any other party involved with the design, production, 
execution, or distribution of the Challenge or their immediate family 
(spouse, parents or step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and 
children and step-children).
    (6) Shall not be an HHS employee working on their applications or 
submissions during assigned duty hours.
    (7) Federal grantees may not use Federal funds to develop COMPETES 
Act challenge applications unless consistent with the purpose of their 
grant award.
    (8) Federal contractors may not use Federal funds from a contract 
to develop COMPETES Act challenge applications or to fund efforts in 
support of a COMPETES Act challenge submission.
    An individual or entity shall not be deemed ineligible because the 
individual or entity used Federal facilities or consulted with Federal 
employees during a competition if the facilities and employees are made 
available to all individuals and entities participating in the 
competition on an equitable basis.
    By participating in this Challenge, Contestants agree to assume any 
and all risks and waive claims against the Federal Government and its 
related entities, except in the case of willful misconduct, for any 
injury, death, damage, or loss of property, revenue, or profits, 
whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from participation 
in this prize contest, whether the injury, death, damage, or loss 
arises through negligence or otherwise. By participating in this 
Challenge, Contestants agree to indemnify the Federal Government 
against third party claims for damages arising from or related to 
Challenge activities.

Registration Process for Participants

    The Seeing My World through a Safer Lens Challenge can be 
registered for through www.challenge.gov. Interested persons should 
read the official rules posted on the Challenge site, 
www.SaferLens.challenge.gov. Prior to entering a submission to the 
Challenge, Contestants must follow the Challenge before the end of the 
submission period.

Amount of the Prize

    Each category of submission (Student View, Injury and Violence 
Professional View, and General Public View) shall be awarded ONE prize 
in the amount of $500.00 after the notification of the winner.
    Prizes awarded under this competition will be paid by electronic 
funds transfer and may be subject to Federal income taxes. HHS will 
comply with the Internal Revenue Service withholding and reporting 
requirements, where applicable.

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Basis Upon Which Winner Will Be Selected

    Submissions to the Challenge will be assessed by an informed panel 
of judges of Injury Center program staff and external injury and 
violence professionals in compliance with the requirements of the 
America COMPETES Act. Judges will be named after the commencement of 
the Challenge. The judging panel will make decisions based on the 
following criteria:
    (1) Creativity: Each entry will be judged on creative presentation 
of injury and violence prevention messages.
    (2) Use of Key Topics Message Boxes: Key messages are provided for 
areas of Violence Prevention, Home and Recreational Safety, Motor 
Vehicle Safety, and Traumatic Brain Injury. One or more of the provided 
messages should be incorporated into the video, and be portrayed 
accurately.
    (3) Communication of Positive Injury and Violence Message: 
Submissions will be judged on the expression of positive prevention 
injury and violence messages. The submissions should not show any acts 
of violence, profane language, inappropriate content, or personal or 
professional attacks.
    (4) Length of Video: All submissions should be 90 seconds or less, 
and should use the required time to efficiently express the positive 
injury and violence prevention message.
    (5) Video and Audio Quality: All types of videos will be accepted 
into the Challenge. However, effort to show quality content will be 
assessed.

Additional Information

    Key injury and violence message boxes will be provided for use in 
each video on the topics of: Violence Prevention, Home and Recreational 
Safety, Motor Vehicle Safety, and Traumatic Brain Injury. More 
information on the topic areas can be found through www.cdc.gov/injury.
    Regarding Copyright/Intellectual Property: Upon Submission, each 
Contestant warrants that he or she is the sole owner of the submission, 
that the Submission is wholly original with the Contestant and does not 
infringe on any copyright or any other rights of any third party of 
which the Contestant is aware.
    Submission Rights: By participating in this Challenge, each 
Contestant grants to the CDC Injury Center an irrevocable, paid-up, 
royalty-free nonexclusive worldwide license to post, link to, share, 
and display publicly on the Web. All Contestants will retain all other 
intellectual property rights in their submissions.

Compliance With Rules and Contacting Contest Winners

    Finalists and the Contest Winners must comply with all terms and 
conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon 
fulfilling all requirements herein. The initial finalists will be 
notified by email, telephone, or mail after the date of the judging. 
Awards may be subject to Federal income taxes, and the Department of 
Health and Human Services will comply with the Internal Revenue Service 
withholding and reporting requirements, where applicable.

Privacy

    If Contestants choose to provide the CDC with personal information 
by registering or filling out the submission form through the 
Challenge.gov Web site, that information is used to respond to 
Contestants in matters regarding their submission, announcements of 
entrants, finalists, and winners of the Contest. Information is not 
collected for commercial marketing. Winners are permitted to cite that 
they won this contest.

General Conditions

    The CDC reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the 
Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, at CDC's sole discretion.
    Participation in this Contest constitutes a contestant's full and 
unconditional agreement to abide by the Contest's Official Rules found 
at www.Challenge.gov.

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 3719

    Dated: April 23, 2012.
Tanja Popovic,
Deputy Associate Director for Science, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-10548 Filed 5-1-12; 8:45 am]
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