Mentoring is a MUST Challenge

Five thousand dollars says you have the right idea…

Here is how it works: 

  • Make a video
  • Post it online
  • Inspire the world around you
  • Finally, get paid for your good ideas

The Question

What worries you right now and how do you fight that fear?

How it Works:

  1. Make a video that answers the question above in a way that could inspire others.
  2. Do it yourself or use a team of up to three people.
  3. Post your video to Instagram by Saturday, April 25th, 2020.
  4. Follow the rules: Contest is open to teams of 1-3 students who currently attend a high school or college in the city of Seattle. If you attended a high school in Seattle and you are currently enrolled at college outside of Seattle, you may enter the contest as well. Only those on your team may appear in the video. Must obey local and national quarantine requirements and social distancing guidelines for the Covid-19. No profanity or sexually explicit lyrics or images. Post your video properly. Here’s how:

1) Follow MUST on Instagram @mentoringisamust
2) Make your account public so we can see your video
3) Use the hashtag #MentoringisaMUSTChallenge
4) Include the name and location of your high school in the description
5) Tag MUST @mentoringisamust.

Winning and Prizes

Winners will be announced during our live virtual fundraiser on May 14th, 2020 @ 7:00pm PST
on our YouTube channel (MUST – Mentoring Urban Students and Teens).

First Place: $5,000!

Best Idea: $500 will be given to the best idea to fight fear. 

Most Creative/Entertaining: $500 will be given to the most creative/entertaining of the


Judging Criteria and Helpful Hints:

  1. The more shareable, the more inspiring, the better
  2. We want to see a quality idea expressed artistically or creatively.
  3. Effort matters. Show some. 
  4. Think music videos, dance, spoken word, rap or some other original form of artistic expression.
  5. 5 of the top 10 semi finalist spots will be reserved for teams who now attend, or use to attend, Garfield, Franklin, Cleveland, Rainier Beach or Interagency high schools in Seattle, WA. We are a mentoring program and our youth attend these schools. You will need to prove you have attended these schools. 

Why This Contest

We all know what’s going on. Young people are smart and creative and right now underutilized. Unless you’re working on a vaccine, you may have extra time on your hands. And that time is valuable to an organization like MUST. 

At MUST we believe in the power and potential of young people otherwise overlooked sometimes by society. We believe in their potential, and we’re putting our money where our mouth is. This is not a time to underestimate the value of even one life. This is a season for courage and creativity. It’s a time to see what our young people are made of. 

We’re inspired by these young people every day. It’s time to show the rest of the world the kind of beauty and inspiration they are capable of.

Hang in there everyone! We can do this together!

M.U.S.T. Contest Disclaimer:

Prize(s). The prize(s) that will be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable or exchangeable for any other prize. Participants must provide valid and accurate contact information. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, M.U.S.T. reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion.
Eligibility and Limitations. Participants must be students who currently attend a high school or college in the city of Seattle. Students who went to high school in Seattle and are now enrolled in a college outside of Seattle are also eligible. Five of the top ten semi-finalist spots will be reserved for students who now attend, or use to attend, Garfield, Franklin, Cleveland, Rainier Beach or Interagency high schools in Seattle. A parent or guardian of any participant who is a minor must sign a release on behalf of the minor to be eligible to receive a prize, but M.U.S.T. reserves the right to refuse to award a prize to or on behalf of any minor.
Entries. Only entries submitted in accordance with the rules listed by M.U.ST. may be used to enter the contest. Winner will be selected from all eligible entries received. All blanks must be filled in accurately or entry may be considered ineligible.
Tax. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to M.U.S.T., and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which is not specifically provided for in the official rules. Each winner must provide M.U.S.T. with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from M.U.S.T. will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
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