Seeking Youth Entries for Collaborative Art Project

MORRISVILLE – The Photovoice project of Healthy Lamoille Valley (HLV) is seeking photo projects from youth in the area. The project’s goal is to amplify youth voices through original art and creation to share a unique perspective into life as a young person today.

A $20 gift card to a local merchant will be awarded to the first 20 youth who submit a photo project that meets the following submission guidelines: the submitted photo must be an original picture taken by the submitter, participants must be under 18 or be a high school student in the Lamoille Valley area, participants must provide a signed release to participate in any photo display, photographs must depict something relating to substance use and liquor mixed messaging observed in the communities, photo must include a brief write up or a short explanation of the photo to be submitted along with the photograph, each photo must be submitted along with a substance misuse fact about underage substance misuse that is independently researched by using one of the sources below.

Recommended fact and data sources (share which one is used): 2019 Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/CHS_YRBS_statewide_report.pdf), National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) for teens (teens.drugabuse.gov/), and The Truth Initiative (truthinitiative.org/).

Learn more at healthylamoillevalley.org/photovoice-2020.

Artwork submissions will be accepted from now until Friday, October 2, at 5 p.m.

Contact Ashley Hill, HLV’s youth prevention coordinator, at ashley@healthylamoillevalley.org to submit photos or if you need assistance.