Protect Me With 3+ is an annual poster and video contest, and a collaboration between The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Health.
With the help of teachers, nurses, middle school students, and high school students throughout New Jersey, the contest aims to raise awareness about the importance of adolescent immunizations and to increase vaccination rates for several important vaccines:
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
How Can Your Students Participate?
Check out the resources below to learn how your students can participate in this year’s contest!
Submit a Video
The video contest offers an interactive medium for middle school and high school students to communicate the importance of adolescent vaccines. Participants can submit a video up to 30 seconds long that highlights key facts about one of the vaccines listed above. The deadline to submit is January 23, 2022.
The Protect Me With 3+ poster contest encourages middle school and high school students to submit original artwork that highlights key facts about one of the vaccines listed above. Artwork can be hand drawn or computer-generated. The deadline for all submissions is January 23, 2022.
The top three posters and videos win awesome prizes, and the chance for students’ work to be seen by the public during statewide awareness activities. Artwork from the top five finalists will also be posted on our website during the voting period.
Poster Contest: 1st Place $125 Gift Card, 2nd Place $75 Gift Card, 3rd Place $50 Gift Card
Video Contest: 1st Place $300 Gift Card, 2nd Place $200 Gift Card, 3rd Place $100 Gift Card
Classroom Prize: $75 Gift Card for the classroom with the most eligible submissions in each category
Educators throughout New Jersey are encouraged to make the Protect Me With 3+ contest a class project. A prize for the classroom with the most eligible submissions in each of the poster and video categories will be awarded! View our tools for schools and classroom activity ideas here.