6 Students From Venice, North Port, Pine View And Sarasota High Schools Share $8500 in Scholarship Awards for Best Positive Mental Health Messaging By And For Teens
What Is The Contest All About
The contest brings wellness and health education, art and scholarship awards together. It’s a great opportunity for students to learn about health and create art and media to mentor other teens about how to be healthy and safe. All high school students are eligible to enter beginning January 15, 2023. Students register, read The Teen Guide To Health, choose a subject from the book that interests them, create an art or media project and submit to the contest to win.
Come to the December 4th 2022 Event to Support Our Students
This year’s winner is Olivia Lee from Venice High School. See her winning video below.
Teen Art/Media Contest Rules and Guidelines For 2023
Opens January 15, 2023 Deadline for Submissions July 31, 2023
1. First Register.
2. Read The Book.
You will receive a coupon for the eBook, or you can get a free book from a participating school program. You don’t need to be in a program to entry. Teen Guide To Health is 148 pages in 12 chapters with very little text. This is first part of the fun part. Share what you’re reading with your family and peers. You might well be learning new things you haven’t considered before, like what exactly is mental health. Discuss amongst yourselves. This is the mental health mentoring part of the project. You can text, TikTok, Instagram or tweet about your progress. Have fun with it. Get people talking.
3. Choose Your Topic.
You might be interested in girls and alcohol, or brain development, or marijuana, or healthy relationships. Or social media, what’s healthy, what’s not. Get creative. What is mental health and how do you get it? We can’t throw out this question often enough. The answers are what Rotary Club of Sarasota Bay and Reach Out Recovery want all teens to know.
Submit Your Project.
Starting May 5, 2022 you will be able to submit your project, but you have plenty of time. The deadline for submissions is July 15,2022. If you are submitting a music or video project, get a YouTube account where you can upload your entry. It will later be displayed on the Reach Out Recovery Channel.
Be Sure To Label Your Entry With The Title Of Your Project
Take the Quiz. Yes, we’re going to ask you a few questions. We want to know that you read the book, and further, what you learned that you didn’t know before. Plus, would you recommend it. The quiz is part of the submission entry process.
Who is eligible
All students in High Schools on the West Coast of Florida.
How Many People Can Work Together
You can work and enter your project as a team. To work in a group, everyone must register and get a book. After you have registered as individuals, you can work as a team, or group, or an individual. We encourage you to work in teams of two or three to allow more participation and creativity, but it’s totally up to you.
If you create a contest entry as a team, you can submit your project only once. Whoever is your team leader will submit your entry and the names of all participants must be attached. If you win as a team, your prize money will be divided equally among you.
Hints On Submissions
- Photography: 5 powerful photographs with titles that tell a story (also can be the basis of an print ad campaign)
- Writing: Essay, Poem, Story (this submission is a document, but if you choose to perform your work, it will be judged as a video)
- TikTok: Your messaging in a TikTok video (Here humor might be the inspiration)
- Videos: One single video of 1.5 minutes or less. This can be an original song an original rap performance, a drama, a musical, a commercial, a comedy skit, a flash dance with original song, anything with humans and sound.
- Cartoon: Create new cartoon characters in a strip cartoon (they’re teens?)
- Animation: One animation of 30 – 90 seconds
The Contest Sponsors
The Rotary Club of Sarasota Bay Foundation, Rotary Club of Sarasota Bay, an Anonymous Donor (thank you a thousand times) and Reach Out Recovery are partnering to support this teen mental health initiative. If you are interested in joining our efforts to save our teens, you can contribute through Rotary Club of Sarasota Bay Foundation, and join our sponsor list.
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