One Month Left to Submit Entry for 3M's Innovation Award YouTube Contest

Infection preventionists have one month left to submit a short original video or written (PDF format) entry demonstrating how they have transformed patient care and helped reduce the incidence of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) for the 3M "Innovation Award YouTube contest.

The contest was recently modified to accept video or PDF file submissions, making it even easier to participate. Entrants can easily create PDF files directly from any Microsoft Office application and upload their PDF directly to

The winner will receive a $5,000 educational grant from 3M to continue their innovative initiative. Up to three individuals from the winning institution will also receive an expense-paid trip to 3M to meet with the Infection Prevention Division, take a tour of its Innovation Center and participate in educational opportunities with 3Ms infection prevention experts.

The contest concludes Sept. 13, 2010 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The contest is open to medical and infection prevention specialists, both individuals and departments, who are authorized to submit their video entry on behalf of their health care organization or facility and who have received prior authorization by that organization or facility to participate in this contest. This is including, but not limited to: operating room nursing and physician staff, sterilization processing managers, hospital administrators, epidemiologists, infection preventionists, ICU nurses and physicians and healthcare professionals in the wards. All entrants must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility before their entries may be entered in the public voting phase of the contest.

For full rules, regulations, and instructions on how to upload your video, visit:

To submit your entry, visit to register and upload your PDF or video entry. Video submissions that meet the eligibility requirements will also be published to 3M Infection Prevention Divisions YouTube Contest Channel at