5th Annual AIM for Awareness Design Challenge Opens Feb. 7

CARMEL, Calif., February 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Middle and high school students are invited to participate in the 5and Annual AIM for Awareness Design Challenge to create ads that raise awareness about youth mental health.

The competition is open to students in grades 6-12 and artwork will be accepted in two categories: traditional artwork, such as painting or drawing, and computer-generated graphic art. Middle and high school submissions will be judged separately and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

The competition is more relevant than ever. Recently, the Surgeon General of the United States Vivek H. Murthy called on the public to respond to a growing mental health crisis affecting young people, which has worsened with the pandemic.

“With children, teens and young adults now facing unprecedented mental health challenges, AIM is looking for students who can bring hope to someone struggling,” said Lori ButterworthCEO of AIM Youth Mental Health. “Their publicity can encourage someone to speak up and seek help, or it can motivate others to empathize.”

End of the Design Challenge April 1, 2022. An awards reception will be hosted by the Carmel Sunset Rotary Club at the Sunset Center at carmel to April 29, 2022.

“The mission of Carmel Sunset Rotary is to empower young people through the arts,” said Lynda Patrick, President of the Carmel Sunset Rotary Club. “The AIM Design Challenge is a perfect fit for us – the competition raises awareness among young people, and their creativity and sense of urgency combine to inspire others to take notice and take action.”

More information about the Design Challenge, including artwork from past competitions and entry forms, can be found at: aimymh.org/design-challenge.

AIM Youth Mental Health was founded in 2014 by Susan Stillwell and her daughter, Sydney, in response to multiple youth mental health tragedies such as suicides, school shootings, eating disorders and growing despair.

The non-profit organization identifies and funds promising research on youth mental health, while building a movement dedicated to the mental health of children, adolescents and young adults. In this way, AIM strives to bridge the gap between research and practice and implement evidence-based youth mental health solutions for exponential impact.

To learn more about AIM Youth Mental Health, visit aimyhm.org.

SOURCE PURPOSE Youth Mental Health