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Contest Opens August 27, 2019
Entries must be submitted by November 27, 2019

What is the 2019 Student Video Contest?

The goal is to spread awareness about mental health within our community. High school and undergraduate college students aged 14-23 in Elkhart, St. Joseph and Marshall counties in Indiana are invited to create an original video discussing “How you can make a positive difference in someone’s mental health.”

How Can I Enter?

Entries must be submitted by September 18. During the contest period, you submit your original video discussing “How you can make a positive difference in someone’s mental health.”

  • Acceptable format: YouTube share link video in 1280×720 resolution. Lower resolution videos will be disqualified. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with YouTube.  To be eligible, the video must be in accordance with the applicable terms, rules, policies and guidelines of YouTube, including but not limited to, the YouTube Community Guidelines found at:
  • Once YouTube link is created, email entry to The email should be titled: Video Entry for The Beacon Community Impact #YouMatterMichiana Video Competition.
  • The email should include a short description of the video and its message.
    • Submission must not feature copyrighted music. If music is included, the music must be original, royalty-free, or you must have written permission from the creator or artist to use the music.
    • Entries must be in English, and be received and recorded within the Contest Period.

Email must contain the following Entrant information:

How is the Winner Determined?

As entries are submitted, they will appear here and on the Beacon Community Impact YouTube channel. A panel of local judges will determine the winner. Check back often for more updates, or view the official rules for judging criteria.

Contest begins on August 30, 2019, at 12:00 am EST and ends at 8:59:59 pm EST on October 8, 2019. One Entry per person allowed. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Open to current high school and undergraduate college students living and attending school within Elkhart, Marshall, or St. Joseph counties in Indiana between the ages of 14 – 23 years old. Prizes consist of a $500 USD VISA Gift Card award for to the best video (Grand Prize), $300 USD VISA Gift Card for Second Place, and $200 USD VISA Gift Card for Third Place. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received; winning Entries will be chosen according to judging criteria. Total ARV of all Prizes is $1000 USD. Winners are responsible for all taxes associated with the prize. Subject to full Official Rules at Sponsor: Beacon Health System, Inc.; Void where prohibited by law.