Create art, win prizes and crush COVID this November

As we all work towards  getting through the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most powerful tools  we have for slowing the spread of the virus is to wear face coverings. However, as time goes by, many of us are  growing tired of this new normal. As we learn more about the benefits of face coverings, such as which are the most effective , we should think about what keeps us motivated to continue wearing  face coverings and how we stay optimistic during this time. 

This November, Crushing the Curve is partnering with the Directing Change Program. Both Crushing the Curve and Directing Change aim to provide safe spaces for youth to learn and support others when it comes to mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Details of the Directing Change Art Contest:

  • Calling all youth ages 12-25 to create art that expresses your feelings and inspires others Win Amazon gift cards up to $300, and have your art displayed in Crushing the Curve social media campaigns 
  • Use your creativity to address the following: My Reason for Wearing a Face Covering is…
  • Deadline for art submission is November 30  
  • All art forms are eligible, including: original music, dance, spoken word, poetry, short films, Tik Tok and more  

This month’s prompt is ”My Reason for Wearing a Face Covering”. We encourage you to create art that explores your personal reasons for crushing COVID-19, why you wear a face covering and how you can encourage others to do the same. 

To learn more about the Directing Change: Hope & Justice Category watch this informational video and to fill out the Intent to Direct Form, please visit

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