Submissions Due: Friday, October 4th, 2013
Sponsored by: The Healthy Youth and Schools Commission, OSSE and DC Hunger Solutions
Who Can Participate: Student writers, artists, actors, and photographers are invited to participate. Only one entry is allowed per student. Multiple entries in each grade group from each school are allowed and encouraged.
How to Participate: Tell us in a short essay (250 words or less), poem, drawing, painting, original photograph, or video how your school is promoting health and wellness. For example, what does your school do to get all students moving during morning announcements; help students eat healthy meals; use the school garden; encourage biking to school; promote a sports club; teach healthy habits; or partner with a community-based organization to promote health? Complete the next page of this application and include it with your submission.
Awards: Submissions will be scored on expression of theme, composition, and originality. Winners will be announced on October 21, 2013 at the Growing Healthy Schools Week kick-off event. First, second, and third prizes will be awarded in each of four grade groups: K-2, 3-5, 6-8*, and 9-12*.
Winners in each grade group will also receive:
First Place: $500 and a plaque for your school
Second Place: $250 and a plaque for your school
Third Place: A plaque for your school
*Students in Grades 6-12 are eligible to participate in a t-shirt design competition.
For additional details and to apply view the attached flyer.