Breaking down the stigma surrounding youth mental wellness; suicide prevention; encouraging conversations!
The Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, Inc. (MHAST) is hosting a T-shirt design contest. Students in two divisions (Middle School and High School) are invited to enter with cash prizes to be awarded in each division ($150 to each first prize winner, $100 cash for second prize and $75 to the 3rd prize winners). This contest is open to Middle School and High School students in Broome and Tioga Counties, New York. The winning design in each division will be printed on T-shirts to be given to each participant in their respective school level.
Submissions will be accepted from Monday, March 9 through Friday, April 10 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be notified by email and will receive their awards at a reception for all participants to be held at a date to be announced.
The following criteria apply:
ORIGINALITY: Designs must be original. By submitting a design, participants are guaranteeing that it does not contain any copyrighted material. Submitted designs will remain the property of the MHAST and will not be returned. Although the designer may display their own design in a portfolio or personal collection, he or she may not sell or reproduce the design once submitted to the contest.
Designs can be created in Photoshop, Illustrator or other design programs (some are free), however free-hand entries are allowed. No clipart please! Entries must be submitted electronically in the following formats: .jpeg, .jpg, or .png and must fit within a printable area up to 11” wide and 17” tall. The design should be intended for use on the front of a white T-shirt.We reserve the right to adjust the winning design for printing purposes.
If you are unable to submit a digital image of your design, please contact Joanne Weir at 607-771-8888 x336 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make other arrangements.
Only one entry will be accepted per contestant.
CONTENT: The design must incorporate or refer in concept to “DIFD Power to the Purple”, a youth mental wellness initiative where students use their creativity and learning to combat the stigma associated with mental health and to promote suicide prevention.(More information on DIFD is available at www.difd.com.) Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, visual appeal, accurate and clear information and should convey a clear message pertaining to youth mental wellness and/or suicide prevention.
DEADLINES: All entries must be submitted through our website at www.mhast.org by Friday, April 10 at 11:59 PM.
T-shirt designs will be judged on the following criteria:
Winners will be notified by email and will receive their awards at a reception for all participants to be held at a date to be announced.