Submit Entry

Submissions are due on the last day of each month. Contact us with any questions!

Follow these steps to submit:

  1. Choose Content Category (Hope, Justice or Monthly Prompt)
  2. Choose entry type (e.g. Visual Art, Original Music, Written Work, Video and more).
    Any art form is accepted.
  3. Review accepted entry format requirements.
  4. Upload your submission.
  5. Complete Release Forms. This is submitted electronically and needs to be
    signed by parent/guardian if youth are under the age of 18.
    *Entries may be submitted in any language as long as English captions or an English translation
    entry is included.

Entry Format Requirements

Original Music
Original Music
Radio PSA
Radio PSA
Short video, animation or TikTok
Short video, animation or TikTok
Visual Art
Visual Art
Video PSA
Video PSA
Written Works
Written Works
Other submission formats
Other submission formats
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Original Music
Original music (3 minutes or less)

If you’re submitting an audio file it will need to be uploaded as an mp3 file and max size of 30MB.Can also be submitted with a visual such as a music video, lyrics
on screen, or recording of live performance. For video files, please submit
as an mp4 or mov file.

Radio PSA
Radio PSA (30-seconds)

A recorded audio file will need to be uploaded as an mp3 file and max size of 30MB.A good 30-second PSA contains all the key messages and information laid out in a pleasing, yet succinct manner. Need some tips? Check this out, and remember to make sure your submission meets all content criteria for the topic you’re addressing.

Short video, animation or TikTok
Short video, animation, or TikTok (15-seconds or less)

Videos can be submitted as an mp4 file.When creating these short videos, please consider that they will be posted on social media.TikTok videos:
Download your TikTok video and submit the video file with your entry form.
Also, tag us @DirectingChange on your TikTok post and use #DirectingChangeChallenge.

Visual Art
Visual Art - submitted as a jpg or png file

Videos can be submitted as an mp4 file.When uploading any artwork like drawings, paintings or others that can’t
be automatically uploaded (such as a painting or drawing) use these tips and keep in mind that we’ll be sharing winning submissions on social media:Use a high-resolution camera or setting on your phone
(5 megapixels or higher is best, however 2 megapixels at the highest resolution will also work).Use indirect light to minimize glare.Take the photo as straight on as possible to prevent distortion and hold as still as possible.Check your image for blurriness and make sure it is clear.

Video PSA
Video PSA (30-second or 60-seconds) – mp4 file

For these films, be sure to review the judging criteria and ensure your film includes a title slide (which can be downloaded here).Your video must also include this end slate within the 60-second time limit.All 60-second film entries received prior to March 1, 2022 will also compete against all 60-second films entered in the Hope and Justice
category for a chance at a statewide prize.

Written Works
Written Works

For blogs, poems, spoken word, essays, or other narratives,
please submit as a Word or PDF file.

Other submission formats
Other submission formats

If you are submitting an entry in another format not mentioned here and not sure how to submit, please contact us and we can help.

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