Hawaii Meth Project launches youth art contest


The Hawaii Meth Project will sponsor a “Take a Stand Against Meth” art contest, a statewide initiative designed to leverage the creativity and passion of Hawaii’s young people to communicate the risks associated with methamphetamine use.

The “Take a Stand Against Meth” contest challenges Hawaii teens to create original works of art inspired by content from the website MethProject.org, a definitive source of information about the highly addictive drug and its social, mental and physical impact.

As an inspiration for their artwork, teens can choose from the more than 350 pieces of content on the site, including interactive facts, videos, animation, image galleries, personal stories from users, and first-hand accounts from experts. Works in any style or medium, with the exception of videos, are eligible for entry.

The contest’s first-place winner will be awarded an Apple iPad, and the runner-up will receive an Apple iPod touch.

To enter the “Take a Stand Against Meth” art contest and get contest rules, visit www.MethProject.org/action/hawaii or www.Facebook.com/hawaiimethproject to register and upload a photo of your artwork.

Entries may also be submitted through Instagram using hashtag #hmpart2012. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Dec. 10. The public can vote for the People’s Choice Award at www.Facebook.com/hawaiimethproject from through Dec. 25.

A panel of judges will select all winners based on the originality of their concept, as well as their planning, execution, artistic merit and creativity.

In addition, the public will be able to vote for their favorite works online, and the submission with the most votes will win the People’s Choice Award and an Apple iPod Touch.

Finalists will be announced on Jan. 8. The winning works of art and other select pieces will be displayed in the State Capitol from Jan. 8 to March 22, and at Honolulu Hale from March 25 to April 12.

The Hawaii Meth Project art contest is open to all Hawaii students ages 13 to 18. Teens under 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission to participate. To be eligible, each entry must be an original, unpublished work of art, communicate a strong anti-meth message, and be inspired by content from MethProject.org.

The Hawaii Meth Project is a nonprofit organization that implements large-scale, research-based campaigns and community action programs to reduce methamphetamine use in the state.

Central to its integrated campaigns is MethProject.org — a definitive source for information about meth for teens. The Hawaii Meth Project is affiliated with the Meth Project, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., aimed at significantly reducing meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach. For more information, visit HawaiiMethProject.org.

 

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