Add the IDHS earthquake safety video competition to your 2023-2024 lesson plan

INDIANA – Sitting close to two seismic zones, both with the potential of producing major quakes, Hoosiers need to Get ShakIN’ when it comes to earthquake preparedness. The Get ShakIN’ competition will provide the top schools with their own Raspberry Shake® RS3D seismograph and a chance to join IDHS in promoting earthquake safety.

The contest ends Aug. 21, 2023. Indiana will celebrate with the winning school on “Indiana Earthquake Awareness Day” in October, near the time of the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.

Student groups or classes can enter by submitting a student-produced video focused on earthquake preparedness and/or safety. A panel of judges from IDHS will select the Top 10 videos to win a seismograph, and an overall winner will be selected to receive a seismograph plus the grand prize: an “Indiana Earthquake Awareness Day” event and a visit by the Quake Cottage simulator (if available).

Additional information about the video contest and earthquake safety is on the Get ShakIN’ webpage (

IDHS shares earthquake and other disaster preparedness information routinely with Indiana schools via the Get Prepared website. Teachers may request a teacher’s earthquake preparedness toolkit by sending their information to