2013 Children's Creativity Contest Winners

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We are pleased to present the winners of the 2013 Creativity Contest. Many wonderful entries were received from around the state, and we appreciate everyone who submitted their work for consideration.

To view larger versions of each of the winning entries below, please click on the image.

 

 

2013 Children's Mental Health Awareness Creativity Contest Winners

Elementary School Winners (K-5)

 

Winning Entry

Name City

Medal - First Place Art

Thumbnail - K5 Winner - 1st place poster Vijeta Revankar Seabrook

Medal - First Place Writing

Thumbnail - K5 - 1st place writing Vijeta Revankar Seabrook

Medal - Second Place Art

Thumbnail - K5 - 2nd place poster Abrina Flores Waco

Medal - Third Place Art

Thumbnail - K5 - 3rd place poster Andrew Roberts Waco

Middle School Winners (6-8)

 

Winning Entry

Name City

Medal - First Place Art

Thumbnail - 6-8 Winner - Poster 1st Place

 

Oriana Van Golden Georgetown

Medal - First Place Writing

Thumbnail - 6-8 Winner - 1st Place Writing Holly Wilheim Dumas

Medal - Second Place Art

Thumbnail - 6-8 - 2nd place poster Atalie Salisbury Georgetown

Medal - Second Place Writing

Thumbnail - 6-8 Winner - 2nd Place Writing Adrian Martinez Georgetown

Medal - Third Place Art

Thumbnail - 6-8 Winner - 3rd Place Poster Brandon Hart Georgetown

Medal - Third Place Writing

Thumbnail - 6-8 Winner - 3rd Place Writing Michael Whitaker Dumas

High School Winners (9-12)

 

Winning Entry

Name

City

Medal - First Place Art

Thumbnail - 9-12 Winner - 1st place poster Teniola Babalola Stafford

Medal - First Place Writing

Thumbnail - 9-12 Winner - 1st place writing Naomi Morgan Stafford

Medal - Second Place Art

Thumbnail - 9-12 Winner - 2nd place Poster Scott Almaguer Stafford

Medal - Second Place Writing

Thumbnail - 9-12 Winner - 2nd place writing Anna Preston Paris

Medal - Third Place Art

Thumbnail - 9-12 Winner - 3rd Place Poster Eniola Babalola Stafford

Medal - Third Place Writing

Thumbnail - 9-12 Winner - 3rd place writing Saira Sultan Stafford

Video Winner (K-12)

 

Winning Entry

Group Name

City

Medal - First Place Video

2013 Video Winner - Troop 403

Girl Scout Troop 403  

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2013 Contest Rules

 

Contest Eligibility 

All Texas Elementary, Middle, and High School students are eligible to participate. 

Contest Theme

 The theme for 2013 is “Stomp out Stigma: Make School Safe for Everyone!”

Contest Category Rules

Posters

  • Must be an original artwork that combines drawings/pictures and words to express the contest theme.

  • Materials used may include pencil, ink, charcoal, crayon, markers, pastel, paint, mixed media, collage, or similar 2D media.
  • Poster must be no smaller than 8” x 10” and no larger than 9” x 12”. Larger or smaller work will be disqualified.
  • First and last name of student and name of student’s school must be included on the back of the poster.

Writing

  • Entry must be a story, essay, or poem based on the contest theme and no longer than 300 words.
  • Entry must be typed or, if handwritten, must be legible.
  • Please ask an adult to review spelling and grammar for errors prior to submission.
  • First and last name of student and name of student’s school must be included on the back of the page.

Video

  • Entry must be an original video/film between 60-120 seconds in length that portrays the contest theme.

  • Entry may be submitted by an individual or group.  If a group entry, each entrant must complete and submit an entry form.

  • Video must be appropriate for children and should be posted to YouTube (www.youtube.com) by the contest deadline.

Judging

Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, and how well your entry expresses the contest theme, "Stomp out Stigma: Make School Safe for Everyone!". The top three grade-level winners in the poster and writing categories, and one all-around winner in the video category, will be recognized.

How to Enter

  • Each entry must be submitted with the contest entry form signed by a parent or guardian. 

  • All paper entries must have the name of the student and school written on the back.
  • Entries must be received by 5:00 PM April 16, 2013. Deadline extended to 5:00 PM Friday, April 19, 2013.
  • Entries may be emailed to CMHTeam@dshs.state.tx.us
  • Entries may be sent by postal mail to
Green Ribbon Contest
DSHS MHSA Child & Adolescent Services Unit
PO Box 149347
Mail Code 2091
Austin, Texas 78714
  • Entries, once submitted, become the property of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and may be used for the purpose of promoting awareness of children’s mental health issues.  Entries may be posted to the DSHS web site or used in printed material.

For more information on Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day please go to http://www.samhsa.gov/children/ Entries will become the property of DSHS. Caregivers will be contacted for permission to display the work of the winners. For additional information, please contact CMHTeam@dshs.state.tx.us.

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Last updated May 09, 2013