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Creating Clean Hands Contest

About the ‘Creating Clean Hands’ Contest

As part of the Global Handwashing Day 2023 campaign, the Global Handwashing Partnership is hosting a creative contest that aims to encourage youth (18 years or under) to express their ideas and creativity through a short music video promoting clean hands. The ‘Creating Clean Hands’ Contest invites participants to showcase their talent and passion while amplifying Global Handwashing Day’s core messages.

Contest Participation and Submission Process

This creative contest is open to all individuals up to 18 years of age, with a limit of one video entry per person. The contest will have two age categories:

  • 14 to 18 years of age
  • 13 years or under

To submit your video, please upload your video onto this form here and share via social media using #CreatingCleanHandsContest2023. The submission form will be open until 20 September. Before submitting, make sure you have proper filming permissions and release forms for all persons featured in the video (see Authorization section below).

If you have any issues with the online submission process, please e-mail

Video Use and Content

Music video submissions should illustrate why clean hands are important for good health. Submitted music videos should include original lyrics and may feature people, stills, and animations – whatever you think best conveys your message. Get creative with your approach! Videos should:

  • Be an original work
  • Be no more than 60 seconds in length
  • Be 1080p or higher

Videos should NOT:

  • Violate copyright laws
  • Promote illegal behavior
  • Discriminate against or support prejudice toward others
  • Invade the privacy of any person

Submitted music videos will be shared through Global Handwashing Partnership platforms, including social media and the Global Handwashing Day website.


Prizes will be awarded for each of the two age categories above and will be determined by a set of expert judges. Winners from each age category will receive a gift card:

  • 1st place: 365 USD (for the number of days we should focus on hand hygiene)
  • 2nd place: 195 USD (for the number of countries that should focus on hand hygiene)
  • Honorable mention: 20 USD (for the amount of seconds you should wash your hands)

Winning videos may also be featured at the annual Global Handwashing Day event hosted by the Global Handwashing Partnership.


The Global Handwashing Partnership must have the required written release form on file for your submission to be counted. This authorization assures that those featured in your music video know that the video may be shown publicly. Complete one release form for every person shown in the video using the link here. Written parental consent is required for any person under 18 years old. If authorization is not provided, your video submission will be disqualified.

By submitting a video, it is agreed that the Global Handwashing Partnership has the right to use and display the video for any organizational purpose. This includes, but is not limited to, displaying the video on the Global Handwashing Day website, showing the video at upcoming Global Handwashing Partnership events, or at other venues.

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