Subject of Contest Competition:

Your entry for the “Be Heads Up About Concussion Safety” poster design contest should show your ideas about how to make people aware of concussions and ways to prevent concussions while at school, home or play.

To have a chance to win a prize in this contest you must—

  1. Register for the contest at and follow HHS/CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control rules;
  2. Meet all of the requirements in this section;
  3. Enter the contest as an individual or as a team in which a you or all members of the team are citizen(s) or permanent resident(s) of the United States; and
  4. You cannot enter the contest if you are an employee (or contractor) of the HHS/CDC/NCIPC, a contest judge, or in any way involved with the design, production, execution, or distribution of the contest or their immediate family (spouse, parents or step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children).

You won’t be disqualified from the contest if you use Federal facilities or talk with Federal employees during the contest if the facilities and employees are available equally to all individuals and entities participating in the contest.

By participating in this contest, contestants agree to assume any and all risks and waive claims against the Federal Government and its related entities, except in the case of willful misconduct, for an injury, death, damage , or loss of property, revenue, or profits, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from participation in this prize contest, whether the injury, death, damage, or loss arises through negligence or otherwise.

By participating in this contest, contestants agree to indemnify the Federal Government against third party claims for damages arising from or related to contest activities.

 Regarding Copyright/Intellectual Property

When you send in your poster entry you promise you are the person who made the poster and you own the content presented in the poster. You also promise that you didn’t use any copyrighted material or affect the rights of any third party that you know of.

Submission Rights

Once you send in your poster, you give HHS/CDC permission to post, link to, share, and publically display your poster. You can’t take this permission back or ask us for money to use the poster. You can give other people permission to use your poster too. You keep all other intellectual property rights of your poster.

Compliance with Rules and Contacting Contest Winners

If you are a finalist or the contest winner, you must meet all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. You can be named a winner only if you meet all the requirements. We will contact finalists using the contact information provided (by email, telephone, or mail after the date of the judging). You may need to pay Federal income taxes on any prize money. The Department of Health and Human Services will follow the Internal Revenue Service withholding and reporting requirements.


If you provide personal information to use when you register for the contest at the website, we will use that information to contact you about your poster entry, announcement of entrants, finalists, and winners of the contest. We do not use the information for commercial marketing. If you are a contest winner, you can tell other people you won this contest.

General Conditions

HHS/CDC can cancel, suspend, or change the contest, or any part of it, for any reason.

Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3719