WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new contest run by the federal government asks for video skits of people getting hurt.
The Obama Administration hopes they go viral and spread awareness about new health insurance options for young people under the Affordable Care Act.
People can also submit video songs and animation.
Action News' Washington Bureau discovered that U.S. taxpayers are on the hook for $30,000 in cash prizes.
Some of that money will buy prizes that include T-shirts, water bottles and first-aid kits.
“I would say this (is) an incredible cost-efficient way to reach a lot of people,” said Aaron Smith with Young Invincibles Computer Screen.
The watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste called the contest a “massive misuse of money.”
“It’s a massive government waste thing, a massive misuse of money,” said Leslie Paige with Citizens Against Government Waste.
Head over to our Facebook page and weigh-in on the new contest, here.