Submit to Contest

The Directing Change Program holds film and art contests for young people to learn about the topics of suicide prevention, mental health, social justice and more. By creating short films, written works, and art projects youth can communicate positive messages to peers and adults in their community to inspire them to take action. And wish cash prizes and gift cards!

  • Annual Film Contest (entries are due March 1 every year). Multiple submission categories for 30-second and 60-second films focused on mental health and suicide prevention topics. Win up to $1000 in cash prizes and be recognized at a statewide red carpet award ceremony! Learn more here.
  • Monthly Hope and Justice Art and Film Contest (entries accepted on a monthly basis and are due the last day of the month at midnight). Art, written works, films and original music accepted! You can submit to the Hope or Justice theme every month, or to the monthly prompt that changes each month. Win up to $300 in Amazon gift cards!