As part of the annual Ben Vereen Awards
, the Ben Vereen Student Health Initiative Story Contest
is giving individuals and theater departments the opportunity to tell their story in an essay or video entitled “The Moment that I Changed my Life for the Better.”
Students are encouraged to tell their inspiring story about how the arts have helped them to overcome a challenge like obesity, diabetes, self-esteem or bullying.
Category 1 – Individual Project:
All currently enrolled San Diego County high school students, grades 9 through 12, are eligible to enter. The top 5 individual projects win $500!*
Category 2 – Theater Department Project:
Collaborative projects which are inspired by health-related accomplishments and sponsored by a local high school performing arts or creative writing teacher, are also eligible. The top theater department entry wins $1,000!*
Essays should not exceed two 8.5" x 11" one-sided, single-spaced pages and videos should not exceed 2 minutes. Selected essays may be used to create a live musical theatre piece for presentation at the 2015 Ben Vereen Awards!
Essay entries must be in the form of a Word document or PDF. Video entries must be in a PC-compatible file format. If you wish to make a video submission, or if you have other questions, please contact Rick Hernandez, Competition Coordinator, at 619-564-3060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on February 27, 2015. Winners will be announced on March 31, 2015.