The KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge: Partner Resource Page

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Entries Close at Midnight on October 15, 2012. Voting Opens October 16.

WIN BIGThe KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge is an online crowdsourced competition for young people and adults to use KIDS COUNT data to illustrate the story of America’s children.

The Challenge is simple: tap into the powerful combination of art and data to educate, inform and engage. Great data and a fresh perspective can change how we think and inspire us to find new solutions to problems we face.

To enter:

BULLET1  Visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center and find data that speak to you.

2bullet  Design an infographic or visual image using that data. (Need help? Check out visual.ly.)

bullet3  Upload it to the Challenge platform and activate your social networks to get your friends to vote for your entry when the voting period opens.

The KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge. Show us your creative sparks and win!

 


The Sponsors of the KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge

 

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private national philanthropy that creates better futures for the nation’s children by strengthening families, building economic opportunities and transforming neighborhoods into safer and healthier places to live, work and grow. It was established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, and his siblings, who named the Foundation in honor of their mother.

The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.  read more>>

KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States. Through data and advocacy KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

At the national level, the initiative develops and distributes reports on key areas of well-being, including the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book and maintains the KIDS COUNT Data Center. In addition, the Foundation funds a network of state-level KIDS COUNT projects that collect data on and advocate for the well-being of children at the state and local level.  read more>>

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SparkAction is a collaborative journalism and advocacy website that mobilizes action by and for children and youth. Its stories and action tools help concerned young people and adults get informed and get involved across the full range of issues affecting children, youth and families. read more>>


Social Media Samples

We've made it easy for you to get the word out about the Infographic Challenge to all the creative people in your networks. Below, you'll find material to post on your blog and social networks. Questions? Contact Tara James.
 

Newsletters & Websites  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Pinterest  |  YouTube
 

BLOG BLURBSBlogs, e-Newsletters and Websites

The KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge is a crowdsourcing competition to give young people the opportunity to get graphic with KIDS COUNT data and enter to win great prizes, including state-of-the-art laptops. Voting opens on October 16. Go to sparkaction.org/info-challenge to pick your favorite!

 

TWEETSTwitter

Tags: @aecfkidscount  @sparkaction  #getgraphic

 Sample Tweets:

  • So many great entries, how to pick a winner? Oh right, we ask YOU! Voting starts October 16. #KidsCount http://bit.ly/OFxVXa
  • Have you seen the amazing entries in the #KidsCount Infographic challenge? Vote for your favorite now! http://bit.ly/OFxVXa
  • You entered, now tweet 2 win! Rally your friends & family 2 vote 4 your entry in the #KidsCount Infographic Challenge. http://bit.ly/OFxVXa
  • You made the #kidscount data matter – now get the votes you need to win! Voting starts October 16. http://bit.ly/OFxVXa
  • We need your vote - pick your favorite #KidsCount Infographic and then tweet us. Voting is open now! http://bit.ly/OFxVXa

 

FACEBOOKFacebook

  • KIDS COUNT data has never been cooler! Check out the entries in the KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge and vote for your favorite. http://bit.ly/Lq7mD9

 

Pinterest

Use the cool, inspiring infographics and videos on our Pinterest board devoted to the KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge to find your inner muse. You'll be able to see and share all the fabulous entries from the Infographic Challenge and click straight through to vote for your favorites. Don't forget to repin your picks to your board, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Voting opens October 16.

 

 

 

YOUTUBEYouTube

Watch the KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge video and share it with your networks on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest!

Use this embed code to share on your website or blog:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eNevpyxnzw8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

   


LOGOS & BUTTONS

To download images, hover over image and right click. Select "Save Image" and save to the file folder of your choice.

Banner - hyperlink to http://sparkaction.org/info-challenge

Button for websites, newsletters, etc. - hyperlink to http://sparkaction.org/info-challenge

 

Challenge logo - hyperlink to http://sparkaction.org/info-challenge

 


PRESS RELEASE

EXCERPT:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Annie E. Casey Foundation and SparkAction are partnering to launch the KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge on September 5, 2012. The challenge is a crowdsourced contest that offers prizes to young people and adults for creating compelling graphics that tell a story about the well-being of U.S. children using data from the Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Center.

The Data Center is the nation’s leading source of comprehensive data on children, youth and families, with hundreds of measures of well-being in such areas as education, health and economic stability. The challenge aims to put these numbers in context, showing the impact on communities and real lives and illustrating the obstacles facing today’s children and families. READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE >>

Contacts:

  • Sue Lin Chong, Annie E. Casey Foundation: schong@aecf.org, 410-223-2836 (east coast)
  • Caitlin Johnson, co-founder & director, SparkAction: caitlin@sparkaction.org, 202-207-3726 (east coast)
  • Tara James, outreach & engagement manager, SparkAction, tara@sparkaction.org, 202-207-3726 (west coast)