Teens: Get Rewarded for Good Deeds

I Make a Difference Teen Art and Media ContestSelfish. Disrespectful. Outrageous. Dangerous. Studies show that’s the negative sterotype of a typical teen in the media. The small and simple things that teens are doing each day to help others aren’t often recognized or rewarded. But Youth Services is working to change that.

We are hosting our 2nd Annual I Make a Difference Teen Art and Media Contest. The contest is a way of letting youth express themselves through art, photos, sculpture, music, video, poetry, or essays and to share how they are making a difference in their community.

How do I enter?

The rules are simple. Youth ages 12 to 21 can upload entries now through April 16 on our Facebook page under the I Make a Difference 2011 Application. They can also be dropped off at Youth Services, 177 W Price Ave (3610 South) in Salt Lake City, UT.

Facebook voting will then determine the top three entries in each category:

  • See Me: art, photos, sculptures
  • Hear Me: video, music, audio files
  • Know Me: short stories, essays, poems

The I Make a Difference committee will determine the final winners of each category. They will each win a free iPod nano and a certificate will be awarded by Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon at an exhibit at the Salt Lake City Library on May 14, 2011. All entries will be displayed in the I Make a Difference exhibit throughout the month of May.

Still have questions? Post them here and we’ll get you answers right away!

About Tammy Champo

Youth Services became my second home six years ago as I ventured into the social services world. As the Public Relations and Communications Coordinator, I manage the online and offline communications materials, organize special events and coordinate volunteers and donations. In my "free" time, I enjoy singing/songwriting, snowboarding and swimming.
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