HeadFirst / Bayhawks Contest

Stick Up for Your Brain Campaign!

Concussion Awareness

Did you know that a recent study shows that 40 percent of athletes have reported that their coach was not aware of their concussion, and 69 percent of athletes played with concussion symptoms? (source: American Journal of Sports Medicine)

Concussions are a serious injury and we want to make sure you and your friends know how to protect yourselves!

Whether a concussion has affected you personally or has affected one of your friends, or you want to share knowledge about protecting your brain, now’s your chance to help others understand this game-changing injury.

How to Enter

1. Create your Art!
1. Create Your Artwork!
Come up with an attention-grabbing slogan or design that makes you think about concussion safety, such as the symptoms of a brain injury, team support for injured players, sports-themed art, your brain and what it does for you... anything that might inspire and help others. Make it fun!

Click here to download a t shirt template!

2. Submit Your Artwork
Email your design/slogan to info@myheadfirst.com, and include your name, address, email, school, age and a short description of your entry. You will need to send your design/slogan as a JPEG or PDF file (high-resolution is not required for the initial submission). If you are under 18, you will need your parent’s permission to participate. After your design is submitted and goes through our internal review process. You will receive a confirmation email if you are a finalist. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Reasons for Rejected Submissions:
• Copyright infringement or duplicate submission
• Artwork has offensive or inappropriate content
• Submission file damaged or incomplete artwork

3. Promote Your Entry
Finalists will be posted by number (no identifying information will be included) on MyHeadFirst.com and TheBayhawks.com, as well as on the HeadFirst and Bayhawks Facebook pages. Then, it's up to you to spread the word and to get your friends and family to vote for your design/slogan as their favorite. Share the website and Facebook links on your own Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram accounts! Reel in those votes!

4. How are Winners Chosen?
A Grand Prize winner from the finalists will be selected based on several factors including design, creativity, and how it relates to concussion safety. The winning entry will be chosen by a judging panel from HeadFirst Concussion Care and the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The judges and staff will use the public votes as a guideline for popularity within the community. The public votes are not the sole deciding factor on whether or not a design wins. Prizes also will be provided to honorable mention winners. Fraudulent votes are tracked and removed and not considered in the overall scoring of a design. The Grand Prize winner will be announced during a celebration ceremony at the Chesapeake Bayhawks vs. Denver Outlaws game on July 31st at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Grand Prize
• T-shirts made from the winning design/slogan and worn by the Bayhawks team for a photo op
• Autographed jersey from the Bayhawks’ championship 2013 season
• The winner and their family will be among the guests of honor at the July 31st game celebration
• A catered tailgate party for the winner and their friends on the HeadFirst / Righttime bus, along with VIP tickets to the August 9th Bayhawks game against the Charlotte Hounds

Things to Remember:
• You do not need to send high-resolution artwork for your initial submission. Simply email your design as a JPEG or PDF.
• If your design is chosen as the Grand Prize winner, we will contact you and ask you to send us your high-resolution artwork.
• Taking an image off the internet that does not belong to you is not allowed unless it's from a publicly-licensed source, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)!
• Keep your design/slogan “G-rated!” We are looking for art and design in good taste and style. This means designs/slogans that contain profanity, nudity, or obscene content will be rejected immediately at the discretion of the curator.

What are you waiting for? Stick up for your brain and help spread the word…

By entering this contest, I authorize Righttime Medical Care (Righttime) and the Chesapeake Bayhawks (Bayhawks) to make, maintain, use and disclose artwork, photographs or other images (the images) of or submitted by me or my minor child to exhibit, publish, or otherwise show for marketing purposes.

I understand there is a possibility that I and/or my minor child/children may be identifiable in the images.

I agree that Righttime will be the sole and exclusive owner of the images and artwork and waive any right to compensation for the images and artwork. I understand the information released may be subject to use or re-disclosure by some recipients, with or without Righttime’s consent.

I have read and understand the foregoing release, release Righttime and the Bayhawks from any liability arising therefrom and waive any right to inspect the images and artwork. I understand my consent and participation in this contest is voluntary and by my or my child’s participation, accept these conditions.