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2019 Champion for Change Award


Are you a young person between the ages of 10 and 21 who’s been a champion for positive mental health in your school or community? Whether you’re a teen who started a program to reduce bullying in your high school or a middle-school student who organized a fundraiser to help young people experiencing depression—we want to hear your story!

Young people like you make amazing things possible, and we want to celebrate your awesome commitment to mental heath by inviting you to submit your story for our Champion for Change Award. Record a video sharing how you have been a champion for those with mental health needs and submit it along with the entry form. Up to three videos will be selected, and the award recipients will be celebrated at MACMH’s Evening of Heart, Silent Auction and Award Gala on Friday, November 1 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington.

Submit Your Story

Award Submission Rules          Video Content Guide

Winners will receive a Commendation from Governor Tim Walz and a $100 gift card!

How to get started:

  1. Read our Award Submission Rules to review our guidelines and see if you’re eligible to participate.
  2. Check out our Video Content Guide with tips to help make your video clear, concise and impactful.
  3. Film a short video (no more than 3 min.) about how you have either helped change/influence a system or policy, engaged in efforts to raise awareness about child or adolescent mental health, or advocated on behalf of other young people with mental health needs. No fancy equipment or editing is necessary! You can use the basic video recording feature that is automatically provided on most cell phones, tablets and computers.
  4. Review your video to make sure it meets the requirements laid out in our Video Content Guide. Also make sure everyone who talks in the video can be heard clearly.
  5. Complete the online Entry Form & Legal Guardian Consent Form (if under 18 years old)
  6. Submit your video in the Entry Form by either:
    1. Uploading your video to your existing YouTube account and including a link to your video in the section indicated in the Entry Form. (If you don’t have an account but want to set one up – it’s free and only takes a minute!)
    2. Uploading the video file where indicated in the Entry Form
  7. The deadline to submit an entry is Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Award recipients will be notified no later than Friday, October 25.

Questions? Email or call us at 651-644-7333

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