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High heels are so fabulous! But fashion often comes with a price. What’s the risk of wearing high heels?

We need your help explaining how wearing high heels can cause injury and how to avoid being hurt.

Why might high heels be a bad idea?

According to a 2012 study, people who wear high heels frequently are more likely to have muscle fatigue. When this happens, the leg muscles get tired, making injuries more likely. In addition, high heels can damage the Achilles tendon, which attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone. High heels prevent this tendon from stretching, which causes it to shorten over time. And that hurts!

What can you do?

Stop wearing high heels? Limit the time you wear heels, or go for low heels only? Stretch before and after wearing high heels to help reduce the risk of injury?

Help us demonstrate!

In this contest, we need your filmmaking and special effects skills to explain how high heels can cause injury and what fashionistas can do to stay safe. In a video that is no longer than 90 seconds, you must:

  • Describe how high heels can cause long-term damage to the wearer’s feet, Achilles' tendon, calf muscles
  • Outline how high heel wearers can avoid injury

Thought starters:

Submission requirements:

In a video, no longer than 90 seconds, you must:

  • Describe how high heels can cause long-term damage to the wearer’s feet, Achilles' tendon, calf muscles

  • Outline how high heel wearers can avoid injury

  • Meet all official rules and requirements.

Key Dates:

  • February 2, 2015 – Contest opens
  • March 15th, 2015 – Last day to submit your video (by 11:59 p.m. ET)
  • March 30, 2015 – Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • On or around May 4, 2015 – Winners announced on the Project ED website

Finalist and Winner Judging Criteria:

Videos will be evaluated based on the following criteria, weighed equally:

  • Educational merit and accuracy: Your video achieves the educational goals presented in the contest brief and viewers learn intended material from your video.
  • Creativity and engagement: Your video presents educational content in a memorable way; viewers are compelled to watch the video to completion. Does your video convey its message in an artistic, creative and innovative way?
  • Quality of video production: Your video has high resolution and audio quality, effectively employs visual aesthetics and cinematography and demonstrates production skills.
  • Appropriate content: Your video does not contain indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, or offensive material.

In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken on the basis of the tied entrants’ scores in the “Educational merit and accuracy” criteria.

Prizes:

Prizes per contest vary. In most cases, a grand prize will be awarded to one video in the ‘Youth’ category and one in the ‘Adult’ category. All entries are categorized by age of the submitter. Submitters under the age of 18 are placed into the ‘Youth’ category and submitters 18 years or older are placed in the ‘Adult’ category. All prizes with the exception of the 'Viewer's Choice' award are chose by a panel of judges. In the case of winners under the age of 18, prizes will be awarded to a legal parent or guardian. Rules for each contest explain how and when we will notify you and the date the prizes will be announced. Prizes are awarded at Amplify’s discretion and are subject to the applicable district and school policies. Prizes for teachers may be awarded via DonorChoose.org.

In this contest we will be offering one grand prize and three finalist prizes. All prizes amounts are in USD where applicable.

Additional Requirements:

  • The video’s creator must be 13 or over.
  • Entrants who are minors must obtain a parent’s or guardian’s consent to enter the contest.
  • You must use appropriate language and content.
  • You must properly clear and credit any source film clips, images, or locations you use. To verify winning entries, participants will be asked to submit proof of proper clearances.
  • You can only submit one entry per contest.
  • If you are employed by a school you must ensure your entry into this contest is in compliance with your institution’s policies.
  • Please carefully read the complete rules listed in the Contest Terms.

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