National Suicide Prevention Contest

National Suicide Prevention Contest

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

. . .

$10,000 Scholarship Contest

As part of our continued effort to create a healthy and hopeful Montana, we have partnered with several businesses and news organizations statewide to offer $10,000 in scholarships through our annual suicide prevention awareness initiative that encourages students to speak up about mental health and suicide prevention.

We will be awarding $10,000 through four categories: written, video, visual and judge’s choice.

The theme is: COVID-19 has us all wearing masks, but many of us are wearing a different kind of mask. What kind of mask are you hiding behind and what can we do to help others remove any shame associated with mental illness?

To be eligible, all participants must be between the ages of 13 and 18 and enrolled in a public school, private school or home school in Montana.

Applications must be submitted by emailing contest@shodair.org by 11:59 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

. . .

Written

Write your message in a 500 word or less essay.

Video

Share your message with us in a three minute or less video in an mp4 format.

Visual

Show us your message through the artistic medium of your choosing (e.g., sculpture, painting, drawing)*.

Winners will be announced Sunday, September 27th, 2020

. . .

After the entry process closes, each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by a panel and judged based on the level of messaging, how impactful the piece is and the project’s creativity.

*NOTE: For visual entries, please contact Alana Listoe at 406-444-7561.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE POSTER

“Youth suicide rates in Montana are nearly double the national average and we want to do all we can to change that. One first step in suicide prevention and breaking down stigma is creating a safe place for conversations and a platform for young people to share their story. This contest is yet another way we are continuing to meet our mission, to heal, help, and inspire hope with the continued help from our stakeholders. Stigmas prevent people from seeking the help they need, so if we can empower Montana’s youth to speak up, then we’ve done our job.”

-Craig Aasved, CEO of Shodair Children’s Hospital

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

. . .

Shodair Children’s Hospital raises awareness around National Suicide Prevention Month with $10,000 scholarship contest

As part of its continued effort to create a healthy and hopeful Montana, Shodair Children’s Hospital has partnered with several businesses and news organizations statewide to […]

Shodair Children’s Hospital offering $10K in scholarships to students creating mental health awareness messages

Shodair Children's Hospital is offering a $10,000 scholarship, encouraging students to participate in their annual suicide prevention awareness by sharing heartening messages in September. Shodair says […]

Suicide prevention contest for students

Shodair Children’s Hospital is starting their 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention Contest. It’s $10,000 worth of scholarship money for ages 13 to 18. Participants can submit an […]