COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) – The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) on an engaging vaccination campaign against COVID-19, encouraging elementary school students to channel their creativity.
The Sing It to Win It jingle campaign encourages students to record a 15-30 second tune that promotes the COVID-19 vaccine. Five finalists will be chosen and published on the social networks SCDE and DHEC.
The school that ranks first will receive $ 10,000 for its music program; the finalist will receive $ 5,000 and the third winner will receive $ 3,000.
“This innovative jingle campaign is [a] way to engage students and harness their creativity, ”said Molly Spearman, state superintendent of education. “Music has a way of bringing people together and we are delighted that this program is also investing in school music programs.”
Students, classes or groups can register their jingle as a group or individually on the campaign website, SingItToWin.com.
Jingles must be submitted by January 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
“Our hope is that this competition will be a fun way for South Carolina students to express their creativity while playing a role in our state’s immunization efforts,” said DHEC Director Dr. Edward Simmer. “This competition is a victory for all parties involved, with the overall goal of protecting our students, teachers and professors with safe and effective vaccinations against COVID-19. “
Jingles can be voted on through agency social media accounts, and the winner will be revealed on February 11, 2021.
For more information on the jingle contest, visit SingItToWinIt.com.