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Champion for Change Award

Champion for Change Award

 Champion for Change Award 2017

Are you a young person between the ages of 10 and 18 who’s been a champion for positive mental health in your school or community? Whether you’re a teen who started a program to reduce bullying in your high school or a middle-school student who organized a fundraiser to help young people experiencing depression—we want to hear your story!

Young people like you make amazing things possible, and we want to celebrate your awesome commitment to mental heath by inviting you to submit your story for our Champion for Change Award. Record a video detailing how you have been a champion for those with mental health needs and submit it along with the entry form. Up to three videos will be selected, and the award recipients will be celebrated and their videos shown at MACMH’s Evening of Heart, Silent Auction and Award Gala on Friday, November 10th at the Edinburgh Golf Course in Brooklyn Park, MN.

View last year’s contest winners!

 

 Contest Rules                Video Content Guide

 

Winners will receive a Commendation from Governor Mark Dayton and a $100 gift card!

How to get started:

  1. Read our Contest Rules to review our guidelines and see if you’re eligible to participate.
  2. Check out our Video Content Guide with tips to help make your video clear, concise and impactful.
  3. Film a short video (no more than 3 min.) about how you have either helped change/influence a system or policy, engaged in efforts to raise awareness about child or adolescent mental health, or advocated on behalf of other young people with mental health needs. No fancy equipment or editing is necessary! You can use the basic video recording feature that is automatically provided on most cell phones, tablets and computers.
  4. Review your video to make sure it meets the requirements laid out in our Video Content Guide. Also make sure everyone who talks in the video can be heard clearly.
  5. Complete the online Entry Form and Legal Guardian Consent Form (if under 18 years old)
  6. Submit your video in the Entry Form by either:
    1. Uploading your video to your existing YouTube account and including a link to your video in the section indicated in the Entry Form. (If you don’t have an account but want to set one up – it’s free and only takes a minute!)
    2. Uploading the video file where indicated in the Entry Form
  7. The deadline to submit an entry is Monday, September 25, 2017. Winners will be notified no later than Friday, September 29.

Submit Your Entry

 

Questions? Email or call us at 651-644-7333

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