Congratulations on making it to the final round of this year’s AMA Global Health Challenge! It’s time to start generating some buzz for your team’s quest to become contest winners. Let’s show the world the innovative ways your team plans to address some of today’s most pressing global health challenges!
Here are the basics: 10 teams have been selected to participate in the final round of the contest. Each team has submitted a video responding to the prompt. All videos will be posted to the contest website for a period of 3 weeks. During that time, the general public will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite video. Everyone can vote once per day through the three week period. Following the end of the voting period, the winning team will be selected from the 5 videos receiving the greatest number of votes. So let’s get started gathering votes by getting the message out to your friends, family, supporters, and the community at large!
There are many simple ways to broadcast the message to both traditional media and social media. For example, a simple mention in your campus newspaper, on a local radio station, or in your community blog, in addition to frequent Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat posts and Tweets, have the potential to generate some strong support from a wide network of voters.
The attached toolkit includes several ideas on how you may want to share your team’s video and connect it to your long–term interests in fighting health disparities. Please keep in mind that this is just a set of suggestions, not a mandate. You should work closely with your teammates to create a plan that works best for your group. Additionally, please note that using elements from this toolkit will not guarantee your chances of winning, but may help you spread the word and potentially increase your vote totals. Your team has complete autonomy in deciding how you would like to solicit votes; however, contest finalists may not entice voters by offering any type of consideration, gift, or award deemed to have monetary value in exchange for votes.
In this toolkit, you will find a number of assets that may help you generate activity during the 3 week voting period. But our help doesn’t stop with this toolkit! We’re here to support you wherever we can. Please feel free to email us with questions, concerns, and ideas throughout this process. And remember—your team is playing a powerful role in the conversation about global health disparities, and we hope this voting period will broaden your efforts to make an even bigger impact! Remember, voting begins TODAY, so NOW is the time to get out there and generate buzz about your team’s video.
Good luck and happy voting,
The AMA Global Health Challenge Team
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