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February 05, 2015

Bag the Junk's National Schools Contest: The Smart Snacks Roundup

Source: NEA Health Information Network
Smart Snacks Roundup Contest

Calling Everyone Involved in Schools!

Enter NOW for a chance to win:

ABOUT:  Since the new USDA Smart Snacks regulations went into effect on July 1, 2014, fruit, vegetables and whole grains have been added to public school menus across the nation. Bag the Junk’s National Schools Contest, “The Smart Snacks Roundup” was created for educators, food service and other support professionals, students, parents, and school administrators to share their successes and challenges with providing healthy options in vending machines, cafeteria à la carte, school stores, and fundraisers.

Contest participants must submit a creative photo, video or narrative describing how their school has implemented Smart Snacks. Bag the Junk’s National Contest, “Smart Snacks Roundup” is designed to create an online forum where schools can share their “best practices” for implementing the new regulations.  Support for this contest was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Education Association Health Information Network.

ELIGIBILITY:  Bag the Junk’s National Schools Contest, “The Smart Snacks Roundup,” is open to anyone associated with K–12 public schools in the United States, including teachers, students*, parents, administrators, support staff, and other K-12 professionals. Employees of NEA HIN, and its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, and promotion agencies involved in this Contest, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter.

*Students must have a school employee sponsor for their submissions.

CREATIVE GUIDELINES: Each person may submit up to 5 entries.
Photo: Create an original photo, 300 dpi JPEG in high-resolution format.
Video: Create an original video, 2 minutes or less in high-resolution format.
Narrative: Create an original narrative, less than 300 words.

PRIZES:
Grand-Prize: Winning schools will be selected to star in the National Bag the Junk at School Video Shoot and receive a $300 nutrition grant.
2nd Place: $200 nutrition grant
3rd Place: $100 nutrition grant

Honorable Mentions: In addition to the winners, 10 schools will be selected as “Honorable Mention” winners and featured on Bag the Junk’s website.

Notification of Winners: The Grand-Prize, second, third, and 10 Honorable Mention winners will be notified by Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 6, 2015

RULES: Click Here

ENTRY FORM: Click Here

IMAGE RELEASE FORM: Click Here (All entries must include a signed image release form. If students already have a current and applicable image release form on file, participants may submit that with their completed entry form instead of the contest’s image release form.)