Create Real Impact Contest

Create Real Impact Contest

Open to students, aged 14-22, the Create Real Impact contest is an exceptional opportunity to produce and showcase socially conscious art and get recognized for it, an opportunity to earn educational grants for both students and schools, and an opportunity to create real impact. The artwork must address the issue reckless and distracted driving in a creative and compelling way, as well as meet criteria based on its format.

Entries Can Be…

Video: 60 seconds in length or shorter and uploaded to YouTube.
Creative Writing: 100 words minimum, 600 words maximum.
Art: Original work in any medium uploaded directly or as a picture to the site.
Music: 90 seconds in length or shorter, original piece of music of any style.

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The contest is open to high school, technical, college, and university students and in each category, there are multiple ways to win. Judges determine the grand prize winners based on the effectiveness of messaging, concept/idea, and creativity, and give out whopping $1500 educational grants accordingly. The top three high schools with the most entries each receive $1000 as well. The top online vote-getter in each category will also each win a $500 educational grant.

Since one portion of this two-part judging process is online voting, the use of social media becomes a valuable promotional tool. Teens promote their entries on their favorite social media sites in the process.

It’s simple: Make it. Submit it. Promote it.

Upcoming Dates…

o January 5: Spring contest begins
March 27: Contest closes on March 27, 2019, at 9:00 PM PDT
March 28th- April 5th: Voting Period
April 1st-5th: Grand Prize Winners Announced

o Top online vote-getter- will be announced no later than April 8th.

Many ways to win:

Top Online-Getter (1 per category)
Top Judges Pick (1 per category)
4 High Schools with most entries (25 entries minimum)

Submission Instructions: 

January 5, 2020, is the official kick-off day for our next Create Real Impact contest, and we cannot wait to see what everyone will come up with this time around!

If you did not get a chance to check out our Fall 2018 winners, you aren't too late.

Click to take a look at the grand prize winners and learn about entering for another chance to win part of $15,000!

To get your points:

1. Promote contest participation.

2. Submit entries from your school.

3. Promote voting for entries with your student body.

4. Points will be awarded for all school promotion AND points for individual participation.