PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Health Department is holding a design contest to draw awareness to the importance of condom use.
Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health Division of Disease Control is looking for young artists to design a Philadelphia specific wrapper for condoms.READ MORE: Dave McCormick Sues Over Counting Mail Ballots In Pennsylvania Republican Senate Race
“There is a $250 prize and we are hoping the designs will be both unique and communicate a positive message. We are not looking for things that are in any way defensive to people. We would like whatever messages are on the package to be a positive one,” City Health Commissioner Dr. Donald Schwarz said.READ MORE: Decomposed Body Of Dog Found In Trash Bag On Train Tracks In Kensington, Philadelphia Police Say
The Department of Health provides about a million free condoms a year and hopes to increase that number because Dr. Schwarz says the rates of sexually transmitted diseases have been going up in Philadelphia.
For more information, visit www.phila.gov/health.MORE NEWS: Heated Debate Over Who & What Should Be Allowed On Delaware River Splashes Into Public View
Reported By: John McDevitt