Oakland County Health Division hosts video contest for high school students

Oakland County Health Division is looking for creative Oakland County high school students to create a short Public Service Announcement video that highlights the Oakland County Health Division Food Safety Program, which ensures safe food and proper sanitation in Oakland County’s 4,500 food service establishments.

“This video contest is a unique way to get the word out about our Environmental Health Food Safety Program which completes more than 17,000 food service inspections every year to ensure safe food handling practices,” said Kathy Forzley, manager/health officer for the Health Division. “From the safety of what we eat and drink to the environments in which we live, work, and play, public health plays a role in all our lives, whether we realize it or not.”

The contest, which began Monday, May 7, is open to all Oakland County, Michigan high school students. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Parental consent is required for entrants 17 years old and younger. The contest is open to both groups (no more than five students per group) and individuals.

The top video entry overall will receive a $50 ITunes gift card. Individuals that submit a video will receive up to 10 community service hours. The top five individuals will receive a water park day pass. Each group that submits will receive up to six community service hours per individual. The top group will receive a water park day pass for every member of the group.

For contest rules and regulations or to enter the video contest, visit the Oakland County Health Division website at www.oakgov.com/health.

For media inquiries only, contact Kathy Forzley, manager/health officer of the Oakland County Health Division, at 248-858-1410.