Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) August 18, 2008 -
The California Family Health Council announces the start of online voting for The 2008 Condom Cover Art Contest. The first phase of the contest with initial entries ran from April to July, giving teens and young adults the opportunity to promote responsible sexual health choices and educate their peers about condom use and sexually transmitted diseases such as Herpes, HIV, Syphilis, and Chlamydia via the creation of condom package cover art . Through the duration of the contest, many incredible condom cover designs were submitted by diverse youth from across California between the ages of 13 and 25. The top 45 entries were then selected for final round online voting at TeenSource to start today, August 11th, 2008.
Six winning designs will now be selected by online voters. Each winner will be awarded a $500 prize at a press conference in Los Angeles where the artwork will be unveiled. Thousands of condom packets are distributed throughout the year to family planning clinics, STD clinics, male involvement programs, high schools, colleges, juvenile detention facilities and other community-based health agencies. Condoms and condom instructions are included in each condom packet, available in both English and Spanish. The inside of the condom packets are printed with STD facts.
To vote for your favorite condom art covers, visit http://www.teensource.org/pages/artcontest/, voting ends September 2, 2008.
Updates and information can also be found on the CFHC homepage, at http://www.cfhc.org.
Teensource is a sex education website that was launched in 2001 by the California Family Health Council. The website offers sexual health education to youth at the same level that an outreach worker would, through an entertaining and interactive format. It is a resource for teens and young adults who are seeking information on healthy and responsible sexual lifestyles. The site includes video clips which consist of celebrity testimonials, links to several other youth oriented health and social service websites, virtual free clinic tours, and links to free and low cost clinical services throughout the state of California.
CFHC carries out its mission by coordinating and supporting the delivery of health services in community-based organizations throughout California. The organization directs funding for providers of family health services, performs advanced research in reproductive health care and contraception, conducts education, training and community outreach efforts, and tests, implements and monitors effective programs.