ConvaTec and the International Ostomy Association Sponsor Video Contest to Mark World Ostomy Day 2012
ConvaTec has extended the deadline for submissions until 23:59 US Eastern Time on Nov. 22, 2012.
In an effort to help more people around the world understand what it is like to live with an ostomy, this year ConvaTec is partnering with the International Ostomy Association to sponsor an online video contest to celebrate World Ostomy Day on October 6. The Let's Be Heard! World Ostomy Day 2012 Video Contest will give people the opportunity to create and submit a 3-minute video about living with an ostomy. The contest is open to people living in regions within the Asia South Pacific Ostomy Association, Ostomy Associations of the Americas, and European Ostomy Association (including Africa and the Middle East).
"This is a great opportunity for people in the ostomy community to come together and share their personal stories in the effort to increase awareness about this life saving surgery," said Lawrence Conway, Vice President, Global Ostomy Marketing at ConvaTec. "Together we can make a difference in helping people around the world understand what it is like to live with an ostomy."
Contestants must create their own original 3-minute video and upload it to their personal Facebook or YouTube page. To enter a video in the contest, visit www.convatec.com/WOD2012
to find full contest rules and eligibility details. Eligible contestants can fill out the form and upload their video by entering the Facebook or YouTube URL.
Entries can be submitted beginning 00:01 US Eastern Time on 1 October 2012, through 23:59 US Eastern Time on 22 November 2012 (EXTENDED DEADLINE
). At the end of the contest, three winning videos will be selected – one video each from the regions within the Asia South Pacific Ostomy Association, Ostomy Associations of the Americas, and European Ostomy Association (including Africa and the Middle East). Winners will receive a single new iPad! To view the videos and help make sure that your favorite video wins, visit www.convatec.com/WOD2012
The Let's Be Heard! World Ostomy Day 2012 Video Contest
is just one of many activities that will help raise awareness of ostomy care to celebrate World Ostomy Day. On this day ostomy associations and support groups around the world collaborate to commemorate people who have had ostomy surgery and recognize their families and caregivers. Events, contests, open houses and educational meetings are being held to celebrate and promote living with an ostomy.
For more information about the Let's Be Heard! World Ostomy Day 2012 Video Contest
and to enter, please visit www.convatec.com/WOD2012
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