Let’s Move! invites faith-based, community, and other organizations to create inspiring videos about their efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity.


The Let’s Move! Communities on the Move Video Challenge invites faith-based, community, and other non-profit organizations working with children to create short videos (one to three minutes long) highlighting their participation in Let’s Move! and efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Participating organizations are encouraged to create videos that showcase programs related to Let’s Move Faith and Communities that are creative, effective, sustainable, replicable, and inspirational. Videos should focus on at least one Let’s Move Faith and Communities focus area of activity, including efforts to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and access to healthy, affordable food for children. The goals of the challenge are to:

  • Recognize community efforts to help reduce the trend of childhood obesity
  • Encourage healthy eating through USDA’s MyPlate icon and nutrition information found on www.ChooseMyPlate.gov
  • Highlight the work of Let’s Move Faith and Communities and participating organizations in promoting healthy lifestyles for kids
  • Increase participation in faith- and community-based efforts to prevent childhood obesity.

Note: To participate, you must be a faith-based institution, community-based institution, or other non-profit organization, operating at the local or national level, and organized and domiciled in the United States. Each individual appearing in your video must provide a Video Image Release form and the person who created the video must complete a Video Copyright Resease form. For details on eligibility, please review the Official Rules.

View full rules

Prizes

First Prize
$1,000

• An invitation for up to two representatives from the organization to attend a Let's Move! related event in Washington, DC
• Opportunity to present winning video at the event
• A $1,000 stipend for travel
• The video will be featured on the Let’s Move! website

Popular Choice Award
$1,000

• An invitation for up to two representatives from the organization to attend a Let's Move! related event in Washington, DC
• Opportunity to present winning video at the event
• A $1,000 stipend for travel
• The video will be featured on the Let’s Move! website

Exceptional Achievement

The video produced by the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research resonated with the public and USDA recognizes the video for "exceptional achievement." Two guests of the Foundation will be invited to the White House at a future date to the event celebrating the video challenge winners.

Honorable Mention (7)

• An invitation for up to two representatives from the organization to attend a Let's Move! related event in Washington, DC
• Videos will be featured on the Let’s Move! website

Judges

Let's Move!, USDA, and HHS

Let's Move!, USDA, and HHS
Submissions will be judged by a panel of five to nine experts, all of whom will be federal employees from Let’s Move!, USDA, and HHS.

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Video must convey a connection to Let’s Move! and cover one or more of the three Let’s Move! areas of interest: healthy eating, physical activity, and/or access to healthy affordable food.
  • Communication of the Idea
    Video includes content that is compelling and instructive: (1) offers clear visual and audio quality, (2) encourages team-building and collaboration, and (3) does not compromise the health or safety of the video participants.
  • Potential Impact of the Idea
    Activities represented in the video are sustainable and replicable by other entities: (1) adaptable to a variety of settings and resource levels; (2) support positive behaviors to reduce childhood obesity; and (3) impact is conveyed by personal accounts

How to enter

  1. Create an account on Communities.Challenge.gov or log in with an existing ChallengePost account.
  2. On Communities.Challenge.gov, click “Accept this challenge” to register your interest in participating. This step ensures that you will receive important challenge updates.
  3. Create a video and make sure it meets the following requirements (please read the Official Rules for complete requirements):

    -Your video describes the program activities of a faith-based, community, or other non-profit organization to improve the wellness of children. The organization can operate at the national or local level.
    -Your video focuses on one or more of the following: efforts to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and/or access to healthy, affordable food.
    -Your video directs viewers to www.letsmove.gov for more information. 

    -Your video is no shorter than one minute and no longer than three minutes.
  4. Confirm that you have read and agreed to the Official Rules. Submit your video by including a link to the video on YouTube.com or Vimeo.com, a text description of the organization’s program described in the video (300 words or less), and a transcript of the dialogue in the video. Upload a file including Video Image Release forms from everyone who appears in your video, regardless of age, and a Video Copyright Release form from the creator of the video. (Download the Spanish version of the Video Image Release form.)