An audio-visual competition for students in Grades 5 to 12 in the U.S. school system
Submissions will be accepted Aug.15 -Oct. 15, 2013. The selection committee will announce winners on Oct. 25, 2013. The top three winners will be sponsored to travel to receive their awards in Monterey at a ceremony on Nov. 14, 2013.
There will be 10 awards given:
Visionary (First prize)
Inspirational (Second prize)
Enlightened (Third prize)
Honorable mentions (7 prizes)
Students (individually or in groups) may use any artistic medium to convey their message. Submissions can be in any of the following formats:
There is no limit to creativity. Please check with organizers if you want to use a format different from one listed above.
[You]th Snap4Change, seeks to encourage youth to:
The vision of this project is to create a social environment in schools where youth play a prominent role in fostering an environment of acceptance and nurturing within a diverse population.
The goals of the project are to encourage youth to ask questions such as: What is conflict? What is peace? How do you resolve a conflict? How do you build peace in your school/neighborhood/community?
The main themes of [You]th Snap4Change are conflict and peace in your community and your everyday life.
The following are some specific sub-themes:
Caring for Planet Earth
Celebrating Diversity Education for All
Understanding Others Healthy Communities
Resolution of Conflicts Conflicts in School
Conflicts in the Home
All submissions will be the property of the Center for Conflict Studies and may be displayed on their website and other platforms.
Project Coordinators: Pushpa Iyer and Bryan Weiner
The selection committee is made up of students, staff and faculty at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The selection committee members are very familiar with the mission and vision of the Center for Conflict Studies and the [You]th Snap4Change program. All submissions will remain anonymous when being rated by the committee. Only the project coordinators (who will not be a part of the selection committee) will have access to the submission forms and therefore the identity of the participant.
Student artwork may be used or linked to on the website or brochures or publications of the Center for Conflict Studies. If we do use the artwork, students will ALWAYS be credited. Additionally, students may not submit this artwork to any other competition with in a year of submitting to [You]th Snap4Change. After that, students are free to use their submissions however they would like, but CCS still has the right to use the credited submissions for the Center’s purposes.
We can accept groups of up to 3 students.
Yes, everything needs to be submitted electronically. We are not able to receive mail. The submission form also needs to be submitted electronically. Please print it out, fill the form out, scan it, and attach it to the same email that you use for your submission. If you need help with printing and scanning, please talk to your school or After School program.
Yes, if you are one of the top three, CCS will be able to provide transportation and lodging for the student. On a case-by-case basis and subject to the availability of funds, we might be able to support a family member who will travel with the student.