August 2019 Contest
WHEN YOU SHARE YOUR ANSWER TO THE QUESTION:
What gives you hope for the future?
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To be an advocate for change, you must have hope - a belief that positive change is truly possible. What makes you hopeful? What do you see - in yourself, among young people in your communities, or elsewhere - that gives you hope?
Here’s how it works: Please submit an original visual (a drawing, photo, image or original meme) that creatively expresses your feelings and 1-2 sentences describing your image and what makes you hopeful for the future! Submissions are accepted through 11:59 PM PT, August 30, 2019. Once you submit, share your entry on social media using hashtags #Hopeful4 and #YE4C.
Once the contest period closes on August 30 at 11:59 PM PT, we will open up voting from September 3 -13, 2019, 11:59 PT on our website for people to vote for their favorite entry. Each individual can vote for ONE entry total so we encourage you to share widely among your family, friends and/or social networks and use hashtags #hopeful4 and #YE4C! A panel of youth and adult judges from YE4C, Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), and SparkAction will select three winners from among the highest-voted entries to receive a $50 Amazon gift card.
The highest voted entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
- Does the submission answer the call to action? (Is the submission complete including all aspects of the call to action i.e. an image that appropriately addresses the monthly theme)
- Is the submission clear? (Is the submission coherent and readily understood by the judging panel)
- Is the submission creative? (Is the submission original, unique in concept, appealing to a youth audience, of high quality and description)
Contest is open to any contestant who is between 13-24 years of age. Only United States citizens or permanent residents living in the U.S. states or territories can participate, and we cannot accept submissions from current federal employees, interns, or their children.