Corps Using Social Media To Promote Water Safety

This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is launching a new water safety campaign using social media.

It’s called, the “Wear IT to Win It” campaign.

Corps spokesperson Tracy Robillard said it’s a contest to promote the use of life jackets.

“We want people to show us their photos of people wearing their life jackets on our Facebook and our Twitter page,” Robillard said. “And we’re going to award prizes every week. This is the first time we’ve done something like this using social media.”

The “Wear It to Win It” campaign is underway now and will continue through Labor Day.

Every Wednesday, the Savannah District’s Corporate Communications Office will select a photo that was posted during the previous calendar week and award a prize.

Photos will be judged based on subject matter, focus, creativity and overall emphasis on water safety.

Robillard said the Corps is offering a number of different prizes each week.

“We’re giving away a total of seven nights of free camping and six picnic shelter reservations that also comes with a daily pass throughout the summer,” she said. “And then we’re also giving away a Type 4 Boat Throw Cushion and a Distress Whistle.”

Meanwhile, Robillard went on to say that with summer underway, it is important to make sure that if you are on the water, you have your safety jackets with you.