Directing Change

Entry Form – Hope and Justice Category


We’re so excited to introduce the Hope and Justice category! Submissions are accepted from youth ages 12-25. Participants are eligible to submit one entry per month. Prizes include: First place ($300), Second Place ($150), Third Place ($100), and Honorable Mention ($25) in Amazon gift cards. Winners will be selected by the Hope and Justice advisory group and the Directing Change Team.

Submissions are due at midnight of the last day of the month and winners will be announced by the 15th of the following month and shared via social media and on the website.

Just like the other submission categories of this contest, everyone involved in the creation of your submission needs to fill out and keep on file a signed copy of the release form. If you are under the age of 18, the release form needs to be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Signed release and applicable copyright forms should be kept on file by the adult advisor and will need to be e-mailed or mailed to the Directing Change Team upon request.


If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend, call or text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (24/7)
Directing Change is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
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