There’s Nothing Like A Contest With A $2,000 Prize To Get The Creative Juices Flowing

To Find Out How To Cash In On Your New Year’s Resolutions, Keep Reading

You’ve made your New Year’s Resolutions and many of you – I’m ready to bet – will be using technology applications of one kind or another to help you keep them.  Create a two minute video that shows how that techy stuff you’re doing is helping you reach your goals and you might be able to win some money.

The Healthy New Year Video Challenge (“the Challenge”) is being launched by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology which is an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  To enter you’ll need to produce a two minute video of how you will use technology to better manage your health and accomplish your resolutions. Of course you’ll want your video to be creative, enlightening, specific and convincing.

The deadline to submit your creation is February 16, 2012 by 5 p.m.  The first place winner receives $2,000; second place $1,000 and third $500.  There are three honorable mentions at $250 each and one popular choice prize of $750. had a similar contest that focused on eating fruits and vegetables.  The winning video was catchy and down-to-earth. You can watch the winning MyPlate video (below) to get an idea of how this works.  Keep in mind submissions in this contest were only 30 seconds.  The Challenge gives you a little more time to tell your story.  All of the MyPlate video winners can be viewed here.


We’ve talked a lot about using technology to help you reach your goals here at Put That Cookie Down Now!  If you need some ideas for your video, check out some of the previous posts related to technology.

For a complete list of rules for the Challenge check out the Healthy New Year Challenge Site.

Good Luck!!