Youth organisation Engage recently introduced an online contest, Demonstrate 2020, focusing on mental health. The competition is open for everyone studying in the third grade and above.
"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life are what stimulates a creative mind. Demonstrate is a platform, where creative people can showcase their ideas," shared Fida Bin Shahnowaz, Founder & President.
Engage was founded to fight mental health stigmas and develop skills through youth engagement. In these difficult times, they arranged another online fest, the Quarantine Productive Fest, where more than 1,000 people participated with the motto, 'Fighting against the mental health stigmas of the youth and to empower the youth through youth engagement.'
Demonstrate 2020, circumscribes contests on writing in both English and Bengali, essay writing in English and Bengali, conceptual photography, symbolising art and poetry cataclysm in both English and Bengali. These segments are accredited with distinct topics, thoroughly emphasising on mental health. There will be two rounds on each segment and three winners will be selected for awards. The competition has six partners, several club affiliations and 100 campus ambassadors.
The participants and awardees will be presented with certifications and grand prize money, as well as training sessions and free consultant opportunities. The total funds raised from the registration fees will be donated to people who are harshly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The registration and submission deadline for Demonstrate 2020 is August 15 and the results will be declared on August 21.