Georgia SHAPE Launches “Stay in SHAPE” Contest

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Georgia SHAPE has launched the “Stay in SHAPE” contest, where students share how they move and stay in shape.

“We know that encouraging competition among our youth is a wonderful way to stimulate beneficial physical activity,” said Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Winners will receive two tickets to the Atlanta Falcons vs. the Carolina Panthers game Sept. 30, 2012, and will join Gov. Nathan Deal on the field at the Georgia Dome before the kickoff.  Winners also will receive a cool new Polar Active® fitness watch.
Entering the contest is easy.  Students can simply capture what they do to stay active and send it to Georgia SHAPE.  They can produce a video, perform an original song, snap a cool action photo, or write an essay or poem. The possibilities are limitless. 
The contest is open to any Georgia student from kindergarten through 12th grade. Prizes will be awarded to three male students and three female students in each of the following groups:

  • kindergarten and elementary school,
  • middle school, and
  • high school.

Plan early. The Stay in SHAPE Contest closes 12 a.m. September 11, 2012. There are two ways to enter:

Send an email describing the way you or your friends Stay in SHAPE to
Include an attachment or a link to the project. 

Or mail the complete entry to:

Georgia SHAPE
Attn.: Contest
2 Peachtree Street, NW
15th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Mail-in entries must be delivered to Georgia SHAPE by Sept. 10, 2012.
Visit for details, rules, and restrictions.

Bill Valladares
GaFCP Communications Director
404-527-7394 (x114)