NAMI Hunterdon Expressive Arts Challenge 2022 Bringing Mental Health Into The Open! $2000 Award

(908) 229-4897

NAMI Hunterdon Expressive Arts Challenge 2022 Bringing Mental Health Into The Open! $2000 Award

NAMI Hunterdon is a local volunteer organization affiliated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy. Our goals include educating the public about mental illness and working to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. To further our mission and fulfill our goals we are proposing to raise awareness about mental health issues in the school community in the form of a Student Challenge. We wish to present a $2,000 award to a winning high school student who submits an expressive arts entry (any medium) that responds to the topic of mental health.

Students are invited to submit their own creative work in a medium of their choosing. The entry should address a mental health issue focusing on the concerns of high school students. As an example participants may: reflect on the stresses and anxieties experienced by youth today; consider ways to eliminate and/or reduce mental health stigma; explore resilience and healthy ways to cope with mental health issues; or respond to some other mental health concern that they feel passionately about. Participating students are encouraged to use a diversity of voices, approaches and responses to their topic - essay, poetry, and the visual arts. Eligibility: Any student who currently attends a public High School in Hunterdon County including students graduating in 2022. Submission Requirements: All Challenge entries (one per participant) must be received by July 31, 2022. Electronic work may be emailed to: [email protected] Physical work may be mailed to NAMI Hunterdon Expressive Arts Challenge c/o Celeste Amann 107 Hixson Road Flemington, NJ 08822. To make other arrangements and for further information contact: Celeste Amann 908-229-4897 or [email protected] Submissions must include the “Entrant and Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form”. Awardee Selection: A committee of NAMI Hunterdon members will review all submissions August 1 thru September 5, 2022. The challenge winner will be notified on or soon after September 6. (Participants must arrange for the return of their work).