In commemoration of the World Suicide Prevention Month in September 2013, the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation is holding a Suicide Prevention Infographic Contest with the aim of increasing the public’s awareness on warning signs of suicide, available resources to help a person who is suicidal, and eventually preventing suicide. The suicide infographic to be produced is based on the Suicide First Aid Guidelines for the Philippines.
The Suicide First Aid Guidelines for the Philippines is a set of guidelines that was developed to help community members recognize the risk of suicide and how to respond to it before professional help can be sought. It has been disseminated primarily through lectures, trainings and workshops on suicide prevention. An information graphic or infographic, on the other hand, is a visual representation of information data, or knowledge to present complex information quickly and clearly.
Contest participants are asked to design an infographic to increase the public’s awareness about the warning signs of suicide and where to get help. The content must be based on the Suicide First Aid Guidelines for the Philippines (http://link.springer.com/content/esm/art:10.1186/1752-4458-4-32/file/MediaObjects/1752-4458-4-32-S2.PDF) or requested from NGF. Submissions must appeal to the general public particularly adolescents and young adults. The infographic must motivate others to take action to prevent suicide.
The Contest is open to both individuals and teams 18 years old and older, from any location. If a team entry is named a winner, the prize will be awarded to the individual who submitted the team’s entry. There is no entry fee.
Rules and Criteria
Entries can contain any form of visual media including digital art, graphs, photographs, illustrations, drawings and paintings, provided they are presented in one infographic image. The infographic must contain only original work and not be subject to any copyright restrictions. All Suicide Prevention Infographic Contest entries become the property of the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF) which retains the right to publish the infographics in all media formats including but not limited to print, digital and broadcast. Infographic creators and the NGF will be acknowledged in all published versions.
Infographics will be judged on visual appeal, innovative use of information and visual images and other criteria as determined by the judges. The decision of the judges is final and binding. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Details of the awarding will be announced later.
How to join the contest
Anyone who is interested to participate in the Contest must register online at Suicide Prevention Infographics Contest Entry Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wnAA08mXzXgT2dWzsKiQowdPtjYn15HNLUl8Rq1RzfI/viewform). Registrants will receive a copy of the Suicide First Aid Guidelines and contest updates. Infographics can be created using any illustration software but must be submitted in jpeg format.
How to submit your entry
Entries must be submitted through email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the contestant’s first and Last Name as the subject of the email. The content of the email must include the following information:
• name of the person entering the contest
• mailing address
• contact information.
If the entry is from a team, the subject of the email must state the First Name and the Last Name of the primary contact person. The content must include the following information: name of the team, members of the team, address and contact numbers of the primary contact person.
Only submissions that contain a single image in JPEG format will be accepted.
August 10, 2013 – start of the Contest
September 7 - closing of the Contest
September 10 – announcement of winners
First prize: 10,000.00 and gift items
Three consolation prizes of 5,000.00 each and gift items.
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