HOW TO ENTER

Are you a current high school teen in the Chicago or St. Louis area? Do you have an opinion about Sexting, Self-Esteem, Bullying, Teen Pregnancy, STD prevention, Abstinence, or Sexual Responsibility Awareness?  Have you ever talked about these issues with your friends? What are your thoughts on these topics? How would you creatively express your perspective to educate your friends and other teens on these key concerns some teens may face, and generate awareness?

We want to know your thoughts! We are asking you to creatively express your viewpoint on one of the given topics (Sexting, Self-Esteem, Bullying, Teen Pregnancy, STD prevention, Abstinence, or Sexual Responsibility Awareness). Use the above questions as a guide to form your opinion. Your entry will help to start an inspirational movement among your friends and other teens nationwide to encourage healthy decisions for a healthy future.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN

Current High School teens in the Chicago or St. Louis metropolitan areas can enter to win up to $2,000 in cash.

Three first place and three second place winners will be selected in each city.

1st Place

(3) Winners will receive:

  • $2,000 for the Student
  • $500 for the Teacher
  • $500 for the school

2nd Place

(3) Winners will receive:

  • $1,250 for the Student
  • $500 for the Teacher

timeline for thIS contest

Keep track of upcoming Challenge deadlines.

  • Oct 1st Expressions Challenge Begins
  • Oct 1st Public Voting Begins
  • Nov 30th Expressions Challenge Ends
  • Nov 30th Public Voting Ends
  • Dec 1st Judging Round 1 Voting Begins
  • Dec 12th Judging Round 1 Voting Ends
  • Dec 15th Judging Round 2 Voting Begins
  • Dec 19th Judging Round 2 Voting Ends
  • Dec 20th Winner Notification Begins
  • Dec 22nd Winner Notification Ends
  • Jan 2017 Awards Ceremony in Chicago and St. Louis

categories + Topics

Here are some categories and topics you can enter on although you can do it on anything:

Entry Categories

Creative Writing

  • Poetry
  • Essay
  • Short Story

Visual Arts

  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Sculpture

Media Arts

  • Video
  • Recorded Song/Rap
  • Spoken Word

Entry Topics

  • Anti-Bullying
  • Self-Esteem
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Respect
  • Self-Worth
  • Sexual Responsibility
  • Abstinence
  • Sexting
  • STD Awareness + Prevention
 

downloads

Ready to get started with the Expressions Challenge? Use the tools below to begin.

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