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Youth Rising 2024 Mental Health Writing Challenge

 

Mental health is a crucial aspect of our overall well-being. It is important to recognize that mental health issues are not a sign of weakness, and that seeking help is a sign of strength. The stigma surrounding mental health today can be a barrier to seeking help, which is why it is important to raise awareness and promote open conversations about mental health in our society.

The writing competition is an excellent opportunity to encourage young people to think critically about mental health and to share their thoughts and experiences. By participating in this competition, you can help to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and promote a more open and accepting society!

For this competition, with a maximum of 500 words only, you are required to write an essay talking about the importance of mental health in your country. Please include details explicit to only mental health.

 

Creative Categories (Pick one Category)

 

You can creatively write your submission as an Essay, a Poem, Short Story or a Folktale. Remember to be creative and spark off your imagination.


Challenge No.

2224

Opening Date:

6th Jan 2024

Closing Date: 

28th January 2024

No. of Entries: 

200
We will accept and review up to 200 entries on a first come first serve basis.

Winner Announcement Date

2nd February 2024
The winning essays are published on our website and social media sites. Winners are contacted by email and phone.

Developing Your Essay

We recommend that you take your time to develop your submission in Ms. Word before you paste it into the application form. Develop your essay as a one-page, not more than 500 words, Times New Roman, Size 12, single-spaced, and Justified. After you have completed your essay, use Option A to submit using our e-submission form or  copy it and paste it into the PDF application form and email it to us at info@youth-rising.org.

 

How to Participate?


Option A) Register & Upload Your Essay Using Form Below

 

If between grades, list the grade the player will be in at the start of the next school year.
Please note that your registration number is your month of birth (2 digits) and last 2 digits of year of birth, first 3 letters of your first name and the last 2 letters of your surname and for example: Paul Smith born 19/10/19. His registration number is therefore 1019PAUSM.
Enter the challenge number here. You should be able to find it from the website eg. 2210
Post the essay question here.
Write the title of your essay here
Type/copy and paste your essay in this box. Please do not exceed 500 words
By submitting my essay, I certify that the information provided in this document is my original writing and I agree with Youth Rising International's Guidelines, Terms and Conditions regarding the Uganda Youth
Essay Writing Competition.

 

Option B) Register & Email Your Essay Using a PDF Attachment

a) Make sure you have a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat installed on the computer you are using. 

b) Download the registration form here which is a fillable PDF form and fill in all your personal details on page 1.

Registration Number:

Please note that your registration number is your month of birth (2 digits) and last 2 digits of year of birth, first 3 letters of your first name and the last 2 letters of your surname and  for example: Paul Smith born 19/10/19. His registration number is therefore 1019PAUSM.

c) Proceed to page 2 and enter your essay in the box provided. 

Submission

d) Once you have filled in all the fields, save your PDF form as your name: eg. JohnKizito, and email it as an attachment with a recent portrait picture of yourself to info@youth-rising.org  


 

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