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Submissions are now being accepted for IWES Youth Contests!

To acknowledge and celebrate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies is hosting two youth competitions to be highlighted at this year’s event on March 10, 2012. Please pass on these flyers and spread the word to young people.

Youth Essay Contest
In line with the theme of the 2011 World AIDS Day, the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies invites all Greater New Orleans Area youth (ages 11-24) to submit an essay detailing what YOU can do to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS to zero. Zero new infections. Zero AIDS related deaths. Zero discrimination.In 2010, 1,162 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in Louisiana. About 1 in 4  of these new diagnoses were youth between the ages of 13-24. We want to hear from YOU, how WE can change these statistics for the better.

Be creative! Possible essay topics include: reducing stigma, increasing testing among young people, the impact HIV has on your family/community, increasing access to HIV care, etc.

 

See the flyer below for submission details. Please include a cover page with Name, Age, Address, and School (if applicable).

 

Youth Talent Competition
Do you have a Dance or Vocal talent? If you’re between the ages of 11-18 and a resident of the Greater New Orleans area, enter for a chance to compete in our Youth Talent Competition! Video submissions are being accepted now until February 24th, so send us a video and show us what you got!See the flyer below for submission details. Please include a cover page with Name, Age, Address, and School (if applicable).

See you on the stage!