It’s the most wonderful time of the year--and the City of Tampa wants the community to have a fun and safe holiday season. With new cases of COVID-19 rising rapidly across the nation, health experts are emphasizing the need to wear masks to protect ourselves, our families, and our community.
To encourage the use of masks while spreading some holiday cheer, the City of Tampa has partnered with local restaurants (Forbici Modern Italian, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Haven) to launch a holiday face mask contest as part of the #HappyAtHomeTPA campaign. The community is encouraged to take a selfie with their holiday masks on social media for a chance to win a $50 gift card to one of these local restaurants.
“Just because the holidays look a little different this year, doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun while staying safe. And what better way to celebrate the holidays in 2020 than with a holiday mask contest,” says Mayor Jane Castor. “I can’t think of anything Grinch-ier than stealing someone’s Holiday Season because you failed to wear a mask and ended up spreading the virus to a vulnerable neighbor. This contest is just one more opportunity for the public to show that in Tampa we are masking up and doing the right thing to protect our community.”
To enter the contest, individuals must:
- Post a photo or selfie of themselves wearing a face mask (that meets CDC guidelines) over their mouth and nose
- Tag the City of Tampa on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook
- And use #HappyAtHomeTPA
Entries must be received by 11:59pm on Sunday, December 20, 2020. Three winners will be selected on Monday, December 21st. Prizes will be available for pickup at the Tampa Municipal Office Building (306 E Jackson St, Tampa, FL 33602).
To download the #HappyAtHomeTPA holiday face mask contest graphic, holiday guidelines, and video PSAs, visit www.tampa.gov/MediaToolkit
For more information about COVID-19 safety and local resources, visit tampa.gov/COVID-19