Judging Application


Judging Application

  • The personal information collected here will be used to build your judging portal and to mail you a thank you card (or a thank you gift as funding permits). We will not share your personal information with organizations or people not associated with the Directing Change Program. Judging will occur in mid March 2021.
  • New judges are asked to please participate in a 45 minute judge orientation webainar prior to reviewing your assigned entries for judging. Please choose a date below. If you are unable to attend on these dates, we will provide you with a link to a recorded webinar that you can view at your leisure.

    • February 25th, 6 pm PST: Directing Change Judge Orientation Webinar #1 - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AXCZG3xWR6OBhXyuUlOjDQ

    • March 24, 12 noon PST: Directing Change Judge Orientation Webinar #2 –https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nfL2K8ioQ1mBQaUr4MKLbw

  • Here are a few examples:
    Estela Padilla: Estela Padilla is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Kern County Mental Health (KCMH)Department. Estela coordinates outreach and education efforts as well as leads the May is Mental Health Awareness month activities in Kern County.

    Elaine E. Collins: I have been supporting and empowering adolescents for over 25 years in a high school setting and look forward to the day when mental health issues are no longer stigmatized.
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The contest is part of Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement and 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. The program is implemented by Your Social Marketer, Inc.
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