I got this today in my mailbox, and I think I’ll be giving it a go:
Psoriasis isn’t contagious, but awareness is! Each August, the National Psoriasis Foundation sponsors “Psoriasis Awareness Month,” dedicated to raising awareness about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, dispelling myths around these diseases and educating the public. This year, we are putting the lens on life with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, with its ups and downs, frustrations and realizations. Do you have a story to tell? We invite you – and the followers of your blog – to participate in the first-ever psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis online film festival.
Submit a short video for the Spotlight on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Online Film Festival in one of six categories:
Youth – Calling all kids! Get out your video camera and show us what it’s like to be young with psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis.
Action – Have you taken action recently to help find a cure? Show how you are taking a stand through grassroots advocacy and volunteer activities.
Comedy – Are psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis funny? No! But you can help bring a lighthearted spin on living with chronic disease when you submit a comedic video.
Horror – Sometimes dealing with a chronic disease can be downright scary.
Music video – Got a song about psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis? This category encourages you to let the music flow.
Animation – Superheroes, aliens and talking animals can play a starring role when you tell the tale of life with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Not an animator? Try this software: www.xtranormal.com.
Competition is open to anyone with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis and the people who love them. The grand prize – as determined by the most online votes – is a $500 Visa Gift card. Deadline to submit a video is Aug. 28, 2011.
Read the Festival FAQ and the competition rules and regulations at http://www.psoriasis.org/pam.