SAA's Spondylitis Awareness Instagram/Twitter Contest


By Elin Aslanyan

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April is Spondylitis Awareness Month, and World AS Day this year is on Saturday, May 2nd. To raise awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis and its family of Spondyloarthritis conditions, we are launching #SpondyAwareness2015, a Social Media Awareness Campaign in the form of a contest!

Participate to raise spondylitis awareness AND for a chance to win an iPad Mini! In addition, all US residents who register will receive SAA's "Stand Tall" wrist band. Participation is free, easy, and open to everyone over the age of 13, but does require an Instagram or Twitter account, and quick registration to officially enter the contest.

  1. Register here to get started.

  2. Starting April 1st through April 30th Tweet or Instagram your spondylitis awareness posts.

  3. Each Instagram or Twitter post qualifies as an entry - so enter early and often!

  4. To count as an entry, each post must have spondylitis as its focus (impart spondylitis information or raise awareness) and contain the following required elements:

    • Hashtag #SpondyAwareness2015
    • Tweeted/Instagrammed to @spondylitis
    • Contain the phrase: More #Spondylitis info @

  5. Follow SAA on either Twitter or Instagram. We are @spondylitis on both.

Selection of Winners:

An SAA panel will review all entries, awarding the iPad Mini to one. Panel rankings will be based on the following factors:

  • Content Facts & Information
  • Theme/Message
  • Creativity/Originality
  • Social media engagement the post generated, measured by "likes", "shares", and comments.

The winner will be contacted by SAA on Monday, May 4th, and results announced the same day. One winner will receive an iPad Mini; in addition, all US residents who register for this contest will receive an SAA "Stand Tall" wrist band.

Please see Spondy-Awareness-contest-Official-Rules.pdf for complete contest rules and start today by registering at! We can't wait to see your awareness posts! Let's get #SpondyAwareness2015 trending in April!

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