#StandUp Multimedia Contest

David Lawrence Center invites local middle and high school students to let their voices be heard by participating in our #StandUp Multimedia Contest. Through short essay, poem, song, and video submissions, youth are encouraged to be part of the conversation about how mental health has impacted their lives directly or indirectly. Cash prizes will be given for winners in both the middle school and high school categories.

Submission Prompt: David Lawrence Center’s #StandUp campaign focuses on raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental health, including depression, anxiety, bullying and substance use. How can you relate to #StandUp? What suggestions do you have to reduce stigma in your school or our community?

Entry Period: October 16, 2019 – January 31, 2020

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Here’s what we’re looking for

• Short essay, poem, song, or video submissions expressing, in your own words, what suggestions you have to reduce stigma and increase understanding of mental health and/or substance use in your school and community.
• Submissions should convey how you can #StandUp for yourself, your friends, and/or others in your community.
• Please keep essay and poetry submissions to a maximum of 500 words along with videos and songs to a maximum of two minutes.

Submission Prompt: David Lawrence Center’s #StandUp campaign focuses on raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental health, including depression, anxiety, bullying and substance use. How can you relate to #StandUp? What suggestions do you have to reduce stigma in your school or our community?

*If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health crisis, free support is available at 1-800-273-TALK, or text HOME to 741741.
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Fill out the form below and upload your submission for the contest!