Legendary Performer Ben Vereen Invites Local Students to Share Their Story for a Chance at Cash Awards!

The 2017 Wellness Through the Arts Essay/Video Contest (WTA)

 

  • *New! Now Open to Student in Grade 5 through Grade 12! All San Diego County students in Grade 5 through Grade 12 are invited to enter the Wellness Through the Arts Student Essay/Video Contest (WTA), sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union and produced by Broadway-San Diego/Nederlander. Students are invited to share their story in a two-page essay or two-minute video. The essay is entitled “My Best Day.”

 

  • First tell us about the greatest challenge in your life. Is it obesity, diabetes, low self-esteem or other health and wellness issues? Or is it bullying, economic problems, family problems, or other social issues?

 

  • Then tell us how you have risen above these troubles and improved your life with your favorite activity or hobby. Is it the performing arts, sports, scouts, 4-H, a volunteer organization, or a faith based institution? Everyone’s story will be different and unique. You can help others by sharing your story!

 

  • The Top 5 individual submissions will each win $500. The Top School Group Video Project will win $1,000 for their school program. Winning submissions may be incorporated into a live musical production on stage at the Ben Vereen Awards on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Balboa Theatre!

 

Who is Eligible to Participate?

Category 1: Individual Essay Projects: All currently enrolled San Diego County students, Grade 5 through Grade 12 are eligible to enter. Please submit either a written essay (maximum 2 pages); or a video essay using your Smartphone or digital video camera (maximum 2 minutes). The Top 5 Winning Essays will win $500 each!

Category 2: School Group Video Projects: These collaborative group projects should be inspired by the key topics of obesity, diabetes, low self-esteem,  bullying, economic problems, family problems, or other social issues. They must be sponsored by a teacher at the submitting school. The sponsoring teacher should serve as advisor, director, or producer as needed on the project, but students are encouraged to take creative control. You are encouraged to incorporate Music, Dance, Theatre and artisic Video Editing into your project. Please submit your entry as a YouTube video link (maximum 5 minutes). The Top 1 School Group Video Project will win $1,000 for your program!

The 2017 Wellness Through the Arts Student Essay/Video Contest (WTA) is open to all San Diego County students in Grade 5 through Grade 12. The Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:59pm. Winners of the Wellness Through the Arts Student Essay/Video Contest will be honored at the Ben Vereen Awards Competition Event on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Balboa Theater.

 

The Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Win generous cash prizes! Follow the link to the Entry form below for complete details.

 

For Complete Details, Rules and Entry Form click here.

Entry Form:

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 Talent Release Form:

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