The GRAND FINALE: COVID 19 POETRY AND STORYTELLING COMPETITION
The Grand Finale event will be a Webinar by and for the youth with the Theme: Dealing with the effects of Covid 19 on mental health, a Young Person’s Struggle and Responsibility. The Webinar will be graced by a few vocal young people as guest speakers and will be attended by a number of young people from different backgrounds. The Webinar will take place on the 28th of August in commemoration of Youth Month and will be streamed via Zoom.
The CPS competition is an open space for young creative writers aged (15 – 35) majoring in poetry and storytelling to join the call to action movement of addressing a young person’s struggle and responsibility in dealing with the effects of Covid 19 on their mental health by submitting a winning Poem or story to a CPS Competition Committee set up by Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU) and its partners. All participants will be required to submit their creative pieces and the Competition Committee will sit and assess every piece to select the top 10 finalists who will be announced a few days before the grand finale event via the PHAU website and all its social media platforms. The selected top 10 finalists will then have an opportunity to present their creative pieces live at the virtual grand finale event. Out of the top 10 finalists, the committee will select the top 3 winning creative pieces whose authors will be announced and crowned with gifts and cash prizes at the grand finale event.