Youth Services177 West Price Avenue (3610 S) Salt Lake City, UT 84115Phone: 385-468-4500Fax: 385-468-4498/ Email
“I Make a Difference” Teen Art and Media Contest is all about showing the small and simple ways that youth (ages 10 to 21) make a difference in Building Healthy Communities.
This is an opportunity for youth to creatively express through words and images how they can demonstrate or present solutions for Sustainable Gardening. Show through creative ways and various media formats listed below how by gardening organically will sustain soils and plants while it nourishes and sustains your family, both physically and aesthetically. Organic gardening includes other gardening practices that pursue the goal of sustainability by conserving resources, growing healthier plants, preserving natural resources, leaving a smaller, negative human footprint on the earth and propose practices the nurture our planet and those around us.
Some ideas for artwork submissions:
1. Create a video or art composition showing: changes people can make to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution
2. Write an essay about taking specific actions towards sustainable gardening can save money, help the environment or propose alternative power sources
3. Draw or paint ideas for water conservation, including clean water for drinking and living, but also water used for irrigation and landscapes
4. Changes people can make to use locally grown foods
5. Provide a slide presentation showing how you’ve personally made a difference in your community with a positive impact regarding those things described in the above mentioned
Some Helpful Resources
Contest Entry FormsEach youth applicant must complete the terms and conditions form and Parental Consent if under 18.
Parental Consent Form
Terms and Conditions
Media Categories and Artwork Specifications Sizes – please follow
Submit your entries via drop off to Youth Services or via e-mail to:IMakeADifference@slco.org or contact Gina Percival at: 385-468-4506.
Applicants do not have to access to the Internet or Facebook accounts to upload artwork. You can drop off original artwork pieces for submission at Youth Services, 177 West Prices Ave.(3610 South) Salt Lake City during business hours of 8a-7:30p M-F
Submission Dates: March 1-24, 2017 (online if scanned or digital format or drop off original artwork)Voting Dates: March 27th - April 7th (online through Facebook)
You Be the Judge: Voting Takes Place on Youth Services Facebook Page
Winners will be selected through online voting March 27th - April 7th on the Youth Services Facebook Page. You may only vote one time per submission per day during this time on the artwork. In other words, multiple voting by one individual for their own artwork in one day only counts once. Winners will be announced and awarded at the Environmental Health Earth Day Celebration on April 21st.Applicants who would like their artworks displayed must bring the originals to Gina Percival at Youth Services by March 24th at 5p.m. Please pickup originals at Youth Services after April 30th.
There will be 1st,2nd, and 3rd place winners. Winners receive a $250, $150, $100 gift card to the respectively, each receive an iPod and gardening supplies from Home Depot.Winners will have their prize and certificates presented to them at the Environmental Health Earth Day Celebration on April 21st (10:00-11:00 a.m.) by Deputy Mayor Erin Litvack, in partnership with ShelterKids and Salt Lake County Youth Services. All artwork submissions will be displayed Environmental Health Department from 9am-3pm. We will send out a notice on the time to which winners will be address and receive their awards at Environmental Health in Murray.
Attendee Invitation: Everyone who submitted artwork is invited to come to the Earth Day Celebration April 21st at the Environmental Health building to view their artwork on display and visit the many vendors onsite that day showcasing other environmental impacts and sustainable gardening demonstration.
Nominations for the Annual COY Awards are now open! COY invites you to nominate individuals or groups who have achieved excellence in their work with children and youth in the areas of prevention, guidance and advocacy for service in 2016.
The Commission On Youth (COY) is a Salt Lake County Mayor appointed coalition of community youth advocates. The purpose of the Commission is to study youth needs issues and make recommendations to Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. Educators, administrators, parents and students from each of the five school districts in Salt Lake County, as well as business representatives, social service, law enforcement and legal providers make up the diverse body of COY.The COY awards seek to honor those individuals and groups, both youth and adults in our community who have given service to youth in the following areas: prevention, guidance, and advocacy.
Nomination deadline is April 21, 2017. To get started please visit: www.slco.org/youth/boards and click on the online form submission: https://form.jotform.com/SLCo/coy-award-nomination-form
If you are working the front lines with youth and are in touch with exceptional individuals and groups involved in helping youth succeed, please take the time to inform us of the contributions of those deserving candidates. Awards will be given in four categories:
• Adult and youth individual
• Adult and youth group
Winners will be announced by April 26th and contacted to be invited to the awards ceremony. Friends, family and community partners are welcome to attend.
Consideration will also be given to creativity, perseverance, commitment, influence, and successful outcomes. The awards will be presented at the Salt Lake County Council Chambers during the May 9, 2017 meeting from 4-4:30pm.
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