SC Dept. of Education, DHEC partner to launch COVID-19 jingle campaign – Community News

SC Dept. of Education, DHEC partner to launch COVID-19 jingle campaign

COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) — The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control (DHEC) for an engaging COVID-19 vaccine campaign, encouraging elementary school students to channel their creativity.

The Sing It to Win It jingle campaign encourages students to record a 15 to 30 second tune promoting the COVID-19 vaccine. Five finalists will be chosen and published on both the SCDE and DHEC social media channels.

The first-placed school will receive $10,000 for its music program, the runner-up will receive $5,000, and the third-place winner will receive $3,000.

“This innovative jingle campaign is [a] way to engage students and tap into their creativity,” said Molly Spearman, the state’s superintendent of education. “Music brings people together and we are excited that this program will also invest in school music programs.”

Students, classes or groups can record their jingle as a group or individually on the campaign website,

Jingles must be submitted by January 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM

“We hope this competition will be a fun way for South Carolina’s students to express their creativity while playing a role in our state’s vaccination efforts,” said DHEC Director Dr. Edward Simmer. “This competition is a win for all parties involved, with the overall goal of protecting our students, teachers and school faculty through safe, effective COVID-19 vaccinations.”

Jingles can be voted on through the agencies’ social media accounts and the winner will be announced on February 11, 2021.

For more information about the jingle contest, visit