Friday, September 21, 2007

Ruckus Nation Physical Activity Contest

CDC is working with HopeLab to support of their Ruckus Nation project, aimed at encouraging physical activity among kids and teens. Today marks the beginning of the idea submission phase of the competition. HopeLab is looking for product ideas that will get kids moving!

Ruckus Nation is an online competition that challenges people to imagine innovative products that will increase physical activity among kids ages 11 to 14. We're inviting you to participate as a contestant or judge and to help us spread the word.

People of all ages can enter their ideas to Ruckus Nation and win- win the opportunity to help kids, win recognition for their idea, and win cash prizes. HopeLab will support the development, testing and distribution of products based on the best ideas, and more than $300,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to winning entries!

Register now at www.ruckusnation.com, and keep in mind these dates and deadlines:

September 18 - contestant and judge registration opens, entries accepted

October 15 - contestant registration closes; space is limited, so don’t delay

November 20 - final entry deadline

You can also read about Ruckus Nation in this article from the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-giving_bdaug26,0,5781293.story.

Think you know others who might be interested in Ruckus Nation? Forward this message or download a flyer to help spread the word!

Ruckus Nation Flyer: www.ruckusnation.com/pdf/RN_Flyer.pdf

Ruckus Nation is brought to you by HopeLab (www.hopelab.org) and cosponsored by the Pioneer Portfolio of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (www.rwjf.org).