Teton County 5th Annual ‘Practice Safer Tech’ Media, Art & Writing Contest


Teton County 5th Annual ‘Practice Safer Tech’ Media, Art & Writing Contest!

Check out Jackson Hole News&Guide’s recent article “Contest promotes safe technology use”

The Environmental Health Trust is teaming up with local sponsors to promote safer, educated use of technology. We need your creative ideas to increase awareness about wireless radiation and safe tech habits! Research shows that cell phone radiation is absorbed more deeply in a child’s or adolescent’s brain than an adult brain. Teenagers’ brains are not fully mature and it makes sense to take special steps to protect them socially and physically. Keeping a distance between your brain and the cell phone significantly reduces your exposure to this radiation.

Using your writing, media or art skills, incorporate EHT’s simple Tips to Reduce Exposure in a creative submission detailing how you practice safer tech! Include your project on your resume and possibly be featured in local media, movie theaters, schools and other publications both nationally and internationally.

One way to #PracticeSafeTech is to use a corded – rather than wireless – phone. Check out how to use this recommendation in Aspen Jacquet’s award-winning music video “A Little Chat”, showing why and how to reduce cell phone radiation.

Contest Details

Eligibility: Public, private, or home-schooled Middle or High School student attending school in Teton County

Start Date: March 13, 2017

End Date: May 26, 2017

Submission Type: Project can be any type of media, art or writing,  including (but not limited to): video (30sec. – 2min. length), picture collage, song, skit/play, poster, sculpture, drawing, painting, story, poem, website, social media event, etc. See the link below for tips on how to reduce your exposure and #PracticeSafeTech!

Click here for Submission Requirements


High School

  • 1st Place – $500 for the individual and $500 for individual’s school
  • 2nd Place – $100 gift card to a local Jackson restaurant
  • 3rd Place – Tech accessories

Middle School

  • 1st Place – $250 for the individual and $250 for the individuals’s school
  • 2nd Place – $50 gift card to a local Jackson restaurant
  • 3rd Place -Tech accessories
When Will Winners Be Notified?

The winners will be announced on May 13, 2017 at the Jackson Hole EcoFair. All winners not present at the EcoFair will be contacted via email and phone.

How do I enter?
  1. Create your project.
  2. Fill out the Entry Form.
  3. Submit entry via email to [email protected] no later than Friday, May 5
Contest materials
Previous Winners
“A Little Chat”, a music video on cell phone safety by Aspen Jacquet shows why and how to reduce cell phone radiation.
Alarm Clock Films – “Stop Texting and Driving” 60 SEC Commercial by Peter Prestrud.

“Be Safe With Electromagnetic Radiation!”, an educational video by Marena Salerno Collins. 
“PSA: Cell Phone Brain Tumor”

“PSA: Cell Phone Effects” 
“Don’t Sleep with Your Cell Phone”
“Cell Phone Radiation Final” 
Email Sarina Scott at [email protected]
Additional Resources:

American Academy of Pediatrics Responds to National Toxicology Program Study

Consumer Reports: Does Cell Phone Use Cause Brain Cancer? What the New Study Means For You?

Scientific American Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer? 

Public News Service: Parents Advised to Rethink Cell Phone Use

National Institutes of Health National Toxicology Program Cell Phones 


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