Isolation can be an overwhelming, but subtle and painful wound disconnecting community. A community isn’t just a corner store, familiar landmarks, or friends we meet at the local hang out. Community is the ability to trust you are not alone providing mirrors essential to identifying abilities and imperfections on and beneath the surface. Mirrors remind us we are human and worthy of being seen precisely as we are.
High Desert Equality understands there is a responsibility to those with whom we share spaces and want to help facilitate a conversation centered on motivation and exchange of support. Help us grow this message and weave the fibers of our community tighter by raising awareness through literature and art.
Submit your thoughts via essay or digital media and you could win a Visa gift card worth up to $150 and a trip to Disneyland!
Theme: Diversity creates community.
Criteria: Submit an original 2-5 minute video, photography, graphic design, or a written essay between 700 and 900 words (single spaced) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, and school district of attendance.
Deadline: One entry per person will be accepted from 12:01 AM July 23, 2018, until 11:59 PM on August 13th, 2018. Winner(s) will be notified via email.
Grand Prize: $150 Visa gift card, an honorary seat on HDE’s executive board, publication and promotion of their winning entry on HDE’s website and social media channels with a trip to Disneyland.
Second Prize: $100 Visa gift card, publication of their entry on High Desert Equality’s website, and a ticket to Disneyland.
Third Prize: $50 Visa gift card, publication of their entry on High Desert Equality’s website and a ticket to Disneyland.