High School Essay Contest

We believe that mental health education is most effective when it begins in our youth.

Each year we host an essay contest for teenagers where we ask them to do research on a particular topic and then perform a specific activity to foster mental health awareness in their communities.

Requirements

  1. Must be a high school student in 9th to 12th grades.
  2. Must provide your high school teacher or counselors information for verfication.

Topic

2020 topic to be announced in September!

Prizes

We are pleased to announce that 3 winners will receive cash prizes and their letters used as a template for future advocacy that will be featured on our website!

1st Place- $1000

2nd Place- $500

3rd Place- $250

Past Winners:

2019

1st Place: Petra Dujmic

2nd Place: Charm Evans

3rd Place: Courtney Hughes

2018

1st Place: Jaime Park

2nd Place: Elena Hirsch

3rd Place: Sydney Waltner

2017

1st Place: Angela Li

2nd Place: Eric Corona

3rd Place: Nathan Gagné

2016
2015

1st Place: Jake McCann

2nd Place: Hosana Tagomori

3rd Place: Robert Ye

2014

1st Place: Eric Shan

2nd Place: Su Bin Cho

2013

1st Place: Parag Kappor

2nd Place: Dierdre Zoe

2012

1st Place: Genevieve Green

2nd Place: Elga Theresia

3rd Place: Muslim Hasan and Kristen Shim

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