Teens, enter digital media contest for hiking safety awareness

July 31, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. July 31, 2013

Safe Kids Snohomish County, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Service and the Washington Trails Association have created “Teens on Trail,” a contest to promote hiking safety.

Teens from throughout the state have the chance to win a backpack filled with the 10 hiking essentials, including a map, compass and thorough first aid kit. The entry for the contest can be a photo, video, sound clip or animation about teenagers and hiking safety.

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 200,000 young people are treated in emergency departments for outdoor recreational injuries. Of those, 51.5 percent are between the ages of 10 and 14.

The submission deadline for “Teens on Trail” is Sept. 30. Entrants must be between ages 10 and 18. Learn more here.

Learn more about the “Ten Essentials” of hiking here.