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Oakland County Health Division Infographic/Poster Contest

Congratulations to the winners of our Infographic/Poster Contest!

First Place – Brianne Yeskey, Troy High School

Second Place – Mariela Gallegos, Waterford Kettering High School

Third Place (tie) – Ethan Pestano, Lake Orion High School

Third Place (tie)  - Anne Lynch, Bloomfield Hills High School
Thank you to all the entrants. We received some exceptionally creative entries and they all did a great job of artistically conveying the consequences and impacts of binge drinking on youth and teens! These posters will be displayed in Oakland County Health Division offices, used on social media and in print.

Official Rules and Regulations


Infographics — visual representations of information — are becoming increasingly popular tools for sharing important but complex data and messages. Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) invites you to create your own infographic or poster that conveys the consequences and impacts of binge drinking on youth and teens. See below for submission guidelines.
Open only to Oakland County high school students, grades 9 - 12. Teams of up to 3 individuals may enter the contest, but prizes will be awarded per infographic/poster, not per individual participant. In other words, the prize will be the same whether an individual or team wins it.
Each team must identify one member as primary contact for this contest, and winning teams will decide how to allocate the prize amongst themselves. A person can only enter once, either as an individual or as a member of a team.
OCHD employees and immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the contest.


Submit your infographic/poster to by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, May 11, 2014. Infographics and posters submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
The winning entry will receive a $100 iTunes gift card, second place will receive a $50 iTunes gift card, and third place will receive a $25 iTunes gift card. All qualifying entries will receive up to ten community service hours per individual.
Infographics and posters can be computer generated, graphically designed, or hand drawn and must be at least 11x17 in size.


Binge drinking is when someone drinks a large amount of alcohol in a short period (about 2 hours). Binge drinking, the most common form of excessive alcohol use, is defined as consuming 4 or more drinks during a single occasion (about 2 hours) for women and 5 or more drinks during a single occasion (about 2 hours) for men. Binge drinking is unsafe for everyone. A drink is defined as 5-ounces of wine, 12-ounces of regular beer or wine cooler, 8-ounces of malt liquor, 1.5-ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits or liquor (i.e. gin, rum, vodka, whiskey).
  • About 90% of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the United States is in the form of binge drinking.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption contributes to more than 4,300 deaths among youth under the age of 21 years in the United States each year.
  • About 2 in 3 high school students who drink do so to the point of intoxication.
  • About 1 in 5 high school girls binge drink.
  • In 2010, there were approximately 189,000 emergency room visits by persons under age 21 for injuries and other conditions linked to alcohol.



Drinking games, dares and bets encourage people to drink too much, too fast, which can lead to alcohol poisoning (overdose on alcohol). Alcohol poisoning is unsafe and can result in death. Binge drinking harms your brain, liver, and pancreas; raises the risk for cancer of the liver, mouth, throat, and voice box; and can also cause weight gain and high blood pressure. Binge drinking also has other dangers such as poor choices, unprotected sexual activity, unintended pregnancy, mood changes, etc.


By entering this challenge, you accept the following official rules and regulations:



To be considered an eligible submission, infographics/posters must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be submitted electronically to OCHD, via email to by the deadline noted above. Infographics submitted via the website or social media to OCHD will not be considered. Infographics not submitted electronically will not be considered.
  2. Include “Infographic/Poster Contest” in the email subject line.
  3. Include the following information in the body of the email:
    • Name(s) of entrant(s)
    • Contact information (phone number including area code, email)
    • If you are entering as a team, indicate your team’s primary contact
    • School name
    • Grade
  4. Be generally relevant to the theme: Youth & Binge Drinking
    • Note to contest entrants: Must focus on the consequences and prevention of binge drinking.
  5. Include citations for all data and quotes, formatted as endnotes.
  6. Be saved as a PNG, JPEG, or PDF file.
    • If you have drawn a poster, it must be scanned and submitted electronically in one of the forms stated above.


Once you submit your infographic electronically, your submission is final and may not be modified or edited further. OCHD may, in its sole discretion, remove, delete, and/or disqualify submissions deemed to be inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant. OCHD also reserves the right to amend or edit winning infographics for thematic consistency.


All submissions will be reviewed for content before being published or judged; however, such review does not relieve entrant from responsibility for compliance with the terms of use and these official rules. Submissions that do not comply with the terms of use or these official rules or that otherwise contain prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by the sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified and will not be considered for a prize. OCHD makes the final determination as to which submissions are eligible to take part in this contest and be considered for a prize.



Entrants may submit no more than one infographic/poster. A person can only enter once, either as an individual or as a member of a team.



As conditions of entry into this contest, and by providing a submission, each entrant:


Warrants and represents that her/his submission: (a) is original to the entrant and has been legally obtained and created; (b) does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party, or violate applicable laws or regulations; (c) has not been entered in or won previous contests or awards; and (d) has not been published previously by any third parties. By submitting an infographic, the entrant warrants that she/he is the legal owner of the infographic and has authority to enter it in the contest.


Irrevocably grants to OCHD legal representatives, agents and licensees, the unconditional, uncompensated perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse the entrant's infographic, name, image, statements, biographical material and submission, including, but not limited to, any of the above items, as well as any additional photographic images, portraits, interviews or other materials relating to the entrant and arising out of her/his participation in this contest (with or without using the entrant's name) (collectively, the "additional materials") in any media, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation or approval from the entrant or any other party.


Forever waives any rights of privacy, intellectual property rights, and any other legal or moral rights that may preclude OCHD's use of the entrant's submission, or require the entrant's permission for OCHD to use them for any purpose, and agrees to never sue or assert any claim against OCHD’s use of materials.


Agrees to indemnify and hold OCHD and its respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and any employees, harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Indemnities due to or arising out of the entrant's entry materials or additional materials, or the entrant's conduct during and in connection with this contest.



The infographic/poster entries will be judged by the amount of likes that image receives on OCHD’s Public Health Oakland Facebook page ( Voting will take place May 12 - May 15, 2014. The winners will be announced May 16, 2014 on the OCHD website and the Public Health Oakland Facebook and Twitter pages. OCHD will also contact winning individuals or the primary contact of winning teams.


All winners are subject to verification, including without limitation, verification of eligibility and compliance with these official rules. If a winner cannot be verified or in any way is not compliant with the rules, or if a winner is otherwise unable to accept their prize by June 31, 2014, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. All judging decisions are final and irrevocable and are at the sole discretion of OCHD, who reserves the right to disqualify and/or eliminate entrants from the competition if they do not abide by these rules. All winners are responsible for ensuring and covering the relevant taxes for their prizes. All prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable, and non-exchangeable.



The winning entry (individual or team) will receive a $100 iTunes gift card, second place will receive a $50 iTunes gift card, and third place will receive a $25 iTunes gift card. All qualifying entries will receive up to ten community service hours per individual. Prizes will be awarded per infographic/poster, not per individual participant. In other words, the prize will be the same whether an individual or team wins it.



OCHD may collect personal information such as, but not limited to, email address and Internet protocol addresses. OCHD reserve the right to use this information internally, including for correspondence with the entrants, but will not sell, share, rent, or otherwise reveal this information to any third party except as required by law, or to address issues of noncompliance.


OCHD and its employees are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or unintelligible entries, telephone, electronic, hardware, or software program, network, internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, errors in transmission, any condition caused by events beyond the control of OCHD that may cause the contest to be disrupted or corrupted, any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by a prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the contest, or any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the contest.



Questions about the contest? Email OCHD at with “Infographic question” in the subject line.