Safe & Healthy Futures Contest

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My Safe & Healthy Future (Image 2)

What is the Safe & Healthy Futures Contest?

The Safe and Healthy Futures contest asks Flint youth, aged 12-18, to tell us about their goals for the future through videos, photography, art, music, poetry and prose. Through public display of the entries, we hope to encourage viewers to understand and support the aspirations of Flint youth. We are also holding a contest for 5th and 6th grade students, through area schools.

Update: Winners Announced!

The winners have been selected!

We want to thank everyone who submitted an entry.

How does it work?

We are asking Flint youth to create and submit an original photo, video, or drawing, poem or piece of music that describes their vision for a Safe and Healthy Future. They will also answer the following contest questions (answers can be of any length):

  1. What does my safe and healthy future look like?
  2. What do I need to do to get there?
  3. How can adults in my community help me?
  4. What does community mean to me?

My Safe & Healthy Future (Image 1)

What is the deadline for entering?

The deadline for entries was April 30th, 2013.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry!

Who is eligible?

Flint residents, aged 12-18 are eligible to submit an entry. All participants under 18 must have parental permission to participate and to release their entries for public display.

How will the entries be judged?

Judges will be members of the MI-YVPC Community Steering Committee. Entries will be judged based on adherence to the theme, completeness, creativity and clarity.

What are the prizes?

Three winners and three runners-up will be selected. Winners will receive a $25 gift card. Runners-up will receive a $15 gift card. Every person who enters will receive a MI-YVPC backpack and a “Commit to Fit!” water bottle.

The entries will also be posted here on our website. A public exhibition of the students’ work will also be held at a location in Flint, still to be determined.

How can I submit my entry?

The contest submission period has passed. The winners have been selected, and their work is now showcased.

If you have any questions related to the contest, please email us at