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MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WJMN) – West Finish Suicide Avoidance will be internet hosting its second yearly Are living Art & Word Contest. The contest is a way to assistance split the stigma encompassing mental overall health problems and suicide, as very well as showcase the skills of higher college pupils from across the Higher Peninsula.  

The Are living Artwork & Phrase Contest commences on Wednesday, September 15th and operates by means of Monday, November 15th.  It is open up to all large school pupils throughout the Upper Peninsula, regardless of whether they are undertaking in-man or woman faculty, getting section in digital classroom or dwelling education.  Students may perhaps submit, poetry, paintings, pictures, tune, graphic arts, quilting, or any other artwork type that addresses the concept of Mental Health and fitness Recognition.   

The grand prize winner will get $500. First put and 2nd put prizes will be awarded in each of a few types – Visible Arts, Word and Song. Each piece of artwork will be judged by West Conclude Suicide Prevention, as nicely as an Qualified Panel. There will also be a possibility for group members to vote for their beloved piece by way of Fb. The Appreciate sponsors consist of Great Lakes Restoration Centers and the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance.   

“The inaugural Reside Artwork & Term Contest was a fantastic results with 37 astounding entries from throughout the UP,” mentioned Amy Poirier, West End Suicide Prevention Facilitator. “Seeing the expertise of our Upper Peninsula youth, we required to give extra alternatives for learners in every category to earn a prize. So this 12 months there will be just one grand prize winner with the greatest total rating. And we will also give 1st and 2nd spot prizes in each and every of three groups – Visible Artwork, Term and Track.”

West End Suicide Avoidance is a team of men and women that are fully commited to lessening suicide and is facilitated by Good Lakes Restoration Centers. They released the Dwell campaign, a optimistic mental health campaign, on the west finish of Marquette County in the drop of 2019.  Reside, which rhymes with ‘give,’ stands for Adore (you), Incorporate (other people), Worth (life), Have interaction (community).  

For a lot more information and facts on the Dwell Artwork & Phrase Contest and to locate the Official Procedures and Entry Forms, go to www.glrc.org/Are living . If you have a track record in Artwork, Music or English and would like to be a section of the Expert Panel or would like to sponsor this contest, be sure to get in touch with Amy Poirier at [email protected] 

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