We have a winner!

The panel of judges had a challenging time choosing just one, as there were so many fantastic entries. And the winner is…

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…the Hand Hygiene Angels, from Vancouver Coastal Health!

We’d also like to acknowledge our two runners-up:

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. …as well as the almost 100 finalists that made choosing a winner was so difficult! Thank you all for the more than 1,000 photos you sent in; you’ve also done a fantastic job of promoting hand hygiene. As well, your ideas, creativity, humour and enthusiasm helped our contest win a contest – now the whole country knows how committed BC is (and that we can rock a selfie contest!). Hand6a View the finalists Hand View all the photos The health authority that submitted the most photos is Vancouver Coastal Health… congratulations on the double win! Cleanshots_finalgraph    HH_trophy

About the Contest

May 5, 2014 is World Hand Hygiene Day, and to celebrate, the BC Health Authorities, BC Patient Safety and Quality Council, and PICNet are hosting a province-wide photo contest. Send in a Selfie, Friendie, or Photobomb, and enter to win weekly prizes as well as a grand prize! You can submit a… Friendie, Selfie, or Photobomb PrizesEvery week, each health authority will award five randomly drawn prizes, and on May 5th, the health authority with the most submissions will win a trophy. There is also a grand prize of an iPad Mini for the funniest or most creative photo! Everyone in the photo must give their consent for the photo to be submitted, as it will be viewable on the Internet… and for privacy reasons, please ensure there are no patients or visitors in the photos. The contest is open April 22 – May 19… so go get sudsy and snap-happy!

Clean Shots is a national winner!

Congratulations to everyone who has submitted photos to the Clean Shots photo contest – you have made us national winners! Every year, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) holds a national contest to see who has the best hand hygiene initiative from across the country. The committee running the Clean Shots contest (which consists of members from the health authorities, PICNet, and the BC Patient and Safety Quality Council) entered the Clean Shots campaign into CPSI’s “What’s your hand in it?” contest. We were selected as one of the four finalists, and on World Hand Hygiene day (May 5th), we pitched the idea to the three judges, Dragon’s Den style. The presentations were broadcast across the country via WebEx, and the presenters were grilled by the judges after making their pitches. And BC’s Clean Shots contest won! What batted our presentation out of the park was the fantastic collection of photos we shared – from you! They really captured the spirit and enthusiasm that’s been building, and the judges all mentioned how impressed they were by this passion. So all BC healthcare workers are national winners! If you haven’t yet entered the contest, head over to www.picnet.ca/cleanshots. There are still weekly prizes to be won, a grand prize for the most creative photo, and a trophy for the health authority with the most photos. Let’s continue to lead the country in hand hygiene! You can also… HandView the current photos Hand Spread the word! Put up a poster, tweet about the contest,and more. HandAccess hand hygiene resources on the PICNet website handfingerpointdown  Questions about the contest? Contact us. .


This contest is hosted by:

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