Silence Empower Violence...EXPO - The Catalyst Effect

Register For The Silence Empowers Violence Expo Below!


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EXPO Information


EXPO Competitions


*1. LITERACY CONTEST

Summary:  Participants will write a 1-2 page double-spaced essay answering the following questions pertaining to the Silence Empowers Violence Movement.

Participants: Middle & High School Students

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*To register for the Literacy Contest, scroll to the bottom of this page.


*2a. CREATIVE ARTS (I)- POSTER CONTEST  

Summary: Participants will create a poster that relates to the Silence Empowers Violence...Break The Code message.

Participants: Elementary (4th & 5th Grade), Middle  & High School.

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*2b. CREATIVE ARTS (II)- (Rap/song, Dance, Monologue, Spoken Word, etc.)

Summary: Participants will create a 1-3 minute song, skit rap, poem/spoken word, jungle, dance, etc. that relates to the Silence Empowers Violence...Break the Code message & movement. 

Participants: Middle School & High School Students

(Note: participants submitting a dance video must create their dance to the Silence Empowers Violence theme song.  To access the song, click on the "contest rules" link below.)

CLICK TO VIEW CREATIVE ARTS II CONTEST RULES


*3. TECHNOLOGY

Summary: Participants are challenged to create and develop innovative technology ideas (Game, App, Website, etc.) that can help advance the message, mission, and Silence Empowers Violence…Break the Code movement. Participants may compete individually or in groups.

Participants: Middle/High School Students & College/Young Adults (18-24)

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*To register for the Technology Category, scroll to the bottom of this page.


*4. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Summary: Participants will create an idea that galvanizes commUNITY around the Silence Empowers Violence…Break The Code awareness to action message and movement. (i.e.- service, party, cookout, sports, talent show, etc.)  

Participants: Middle & High School Students

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*To register for the CommUNITY Engagement category, scroll to the bottom of this page.


*5. ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Summary: Participants are challenged to create and develop an original basic business plan for a company or organization (Social/Non-Profit) that has a service or product that helps address a social issue or meet social needs. Participants may compete individually or in groups. 

Participants: Middle & High School Students & College/Young Adults (18-24)

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To register for the Entrepreneurship category, scroll to the bottom of this page.


*6. ATHLETICS  

Summary: Participants will compete in the following single-elimination sports challenges: Ultimate Frisbee (5on5), Basketball (3on3) and Soccer (6on6). ALL athletic participants will also have to sign up to compete in one of the following violence prevention expo competition categories: Literacy, Creative Arts I or II, Community Engagement or Entrepreneurship.

Participants: Middle & High School Students

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To register for the Athletics category, scroll to the bottom of this page.


**Special Notice**

-All winning Literacy, Creative Arts, Technology, CommUNITY and Entrepreneurship ideas will receive cash prizes and become the property of The Catalyst Effect. 

-Winning projects will also be featured on various TCE and community partner’s website and social media sites.

-Lastly, contest winners will have the opportunity to showcase and perform their work at local community-oriented organizations/businesses (e.g., churches, schools, community events, youth organizations, government entities, media outlets, etc.) during the SEVBTC tour that follows the SEVBTC Awareness to Action week.



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