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Cue Vivaldi’s Four Seasons– these works of art astound us!
Be sure to visit www.ccacpsa.com to vote on your favourites! Simply assign each entry a star rating (out of five). Don’t forget the video and audio categories!
Make yourself a bowl of air-popped popcorn (see below!) and enjoy a screening of this year’s International Public Service Announcement Contest video entries. Rate the entries at www.ccacpsa.com (and submit your own!) but HURRY- the contest closes at midnight.
We hope there’s still lots of entries to come- there’s prize money $1,500 per category hanging in the balance!
This submission comes from Colon Cancer Alliance in the United States:
And this submission comes from the Jay family in Regina, Saskatchewan:
And a few creative high school students from Ohio gave us this great idea:
CCAC volunteer Nadia Afara brought us this punchy submission:
And this submission by Shawn Ritchie asks us, what’s in your pipes?
This submission by Hari Kapoor hit us hard:
And this submission from Alex Ostroff and friends pushed our buttons:
We were beside ourselves with this submission from Jeff Stevens:
And this submission by Pamela Podzorski and friends had us grooving!
The Health Benefits of Popcorn
What movie screening couldn’t be improved by the crunchy satisfaction of popcorn? Well if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight to reduce your colon cancer risk, order cialis online in usa, you may wish to re-think your movie theatre snacks.
Don’t be tempted by the yellow glow of commercially prepared movie-theatre popcorn:
At Cineplex Entertainment — the largest chain in Canada with 1,328 screens — popcorn is now popped in non-hydrogenated canola oil, second best after air popped at home.
But the popcorn purchased by CSPI researchers weighed more than the company claims. After adjusting the serving size, a small popcorn with no topping had 480 calories.
A large untopped popcorn has 1,120 calories — half a day’s worth for most people, as well as 530 milligrams of sodium.
Health Canada recommends that adults consume less than 20 grams of saturated fat, and about 1,500 mg of sodium in an entire day based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Patrons who opt for five pumps of Becel topping on a large, 20 cup portion at Cineplex add 270 calories and four grams of saturated fat. They get 320 calories and 22 grams of saturated fat with five squirts of Lactantia butter topping.
“Movie theatre popcorn salt, fat get the thumbs down” CBC News, November 2009
But we said we would talk about the health benefits, didn’t we?
Popcorn can be a pretty decent low-calorie, low-fat snack when popped with air instead of oil. It’s naturally high in fibre and it’s sodium-free. Too bad we load the butter and salt on after the fact! Here’s a quick recipe from wholeliving.com that uses less fat and sodium but doesn’t scrimp on the flavour:
- Pop 1/2 cup of kernels in your air-popping machine.
- Stir together 1 1/4 teaspoons chilli powder, 1 1/4 teaspoons cumin, 1 tablespoon of finely-grated lime zest and 1/2 teaspoon of coarse salt.
- While still hot, toss popcorn in spice mixture and sprinkle with lime juice. Voilà!
Don’t start any all-popcorn crash diets any time soon, though- popcorn should still be considered an occasional treat, and fresh fruits & veggies should still be your first-choice snacks.
The Health Benefits of Yellow Popcorn by livestrong.com’s Nathalie Stein, nutrition consultant
Popcorn, retrieved from Wikipedia on March 9, 2011
Have you created your entry yet? Hurry, the contest closes March 31st!
We understand- “writers block” seems inevitable when there’s hundreds of ways to spread colorectal cancer awareness- but we just know that our supporters will find one that’s right for them!
After the outpouring of creativity from last year’s incredibly successful International Public Service Announcement Contest, we’re back online with a brand new competition. Click here to read the official press release.
- We’re shaking things up with a slick new submission website, complete with a public voting system, artist profiles, commenting features and more. Register today at www.ccacpsa.com!
- Now there are three ways to win, with a new Audio category. Sing from your heart, conduct an interview with a survivor or create a commercial-style PSA. Let your voice be the star! Like last year, you can also excessive your creativity in the Video and Print categories
- It’s easier than ever to spread the word within your friends and contacts. Check out the “share” section of the contest submission site. A simple click will share the contest with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers. Click here to follow the CCAC Twitter account for contest updates.
We’re accepting entries until March 11, 2011. Do you have what it takes to be a winner?
The CCAC’s International PSA Contest is being judged today! Plus, tips for creating your own entry to our next contest
It was the first, but it sure won’t be the last!
The CCAC is proud to announce that our first-ever International Public Service Announcement Contest is being judged right now by a distinguished panel from our friends at Ogilvy Montreal. They will be selecting one print submission and one video submission to receive the top honours. It won’t be easy! We received dozens and dozens of submissions overall. With so many Canadians being touched somehow by colorectal cancer, it’s only fitting that a chance to speak out about the disease is not to be missed.
After the cut, read up on some tips for creating your very own colorectal cancer PSA.
We’re switching gears and talking about another kind of screening now- and unlike screening in the medical sense, this is the kind you’ll want to invite the whole neighborhood over to watch!
As you know, the CCAC ran its first-ever Public Service Announcements Contest during March’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month activities. What a success! We received 32 videos submissions and 53 poster submissions before yesterday’s midnight deadline. Our entrants come from all over the world and represent all age groups. Tremendous thanks to everyone who participated- we can’t wait to announce the winners of the $2500 and $1000 prizes.
Why not start a vital conversation about colorectal cancer by sitting down with someone you love and sharing some laughs? Make some colon-healthy snacks (sneak a serving of veggies in!), pour yourself a glass of red wine (rich in the anti-oxidant resveratrol!) and enjoy the hard work of our PSA participants.
Click on the picture above to see all of our amazing submissions so far. Thanks to the creativity of our participants, it looks like this contest is going to be a success. It’s not too late! You still have over 24 hours to wow us with your entry.
Even if you don’t have time to submit an image, we’d still love to know: what message would you like to send the world about colorectal cancer?
Presenting the latest entry to the CCAC’s Public Service Announcements contest, for your viewing pleasure:
There’s only two weeks left to get your entries in. We need to get everyone talking. Your PSA could be your contribution to the fight against colorectal cancer, and it’s fun! Be a director for the day or try out your acting skills. Remember, in addition to spreading colorectal cancer awareness, you’ll also be vying for the $2500 CAD video entry prize or the $1000 print entry prize.
There are only two more weeks left in the month of March, and that means just two more weeks to prepare your entry for the CCAC’s International PSA Contest. Remember, you could win $2500 for the best video entry, or $1000 for the best print entry. We received three new entrants this week. We can’t wait to feature yours!