Entry Form – Hope and Justice Category


We’re so excited to introduce this new category! Submissions are accepted from youth ages 12-25. Participants are eligible to submit one entry per month. Prizes include: First place ($300), Second Place ($150), Third Place ($100), and Honorable Mention ($25) in Amazon gift cards. Winners will be selected by the Hope and Justice advisory group and the Directing Change Team. In addition, all 60-second film entries received prior to March 1, 2021 will also compete against all 60-second films entered in the Hope and Justice category for a chance at a statewide prize.

Submissions are due at midnight of the last day of the month and winners will be announced by the 15th of the following month and shared via social media and on the website.

Just like the other submission categories of this contest, everyone involved in the creation of your submission needs to fill out and keep on file a signed copy of the release form. (And if you are under the age of 18, the release form needs to be signed by a parent or legal guardian.) Signed release and applicable copyright forms should be kept on file by the adult advisor and will need to be e-mailed or mailed to the Directing Change Team upon request.

If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately: 1-800-273-8255This is a free 24-hour hotline.
The contest is part of Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement and statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The program is implemented by Your Social Marketer, Inc.
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