Well technically we hit €5,000 back on the 9th of January. But yesterday, it was with great satisfaction that I left in the last few offline donations with the guys at the ReachOut office. In the end, the actual total raised was €5,001.20!
I’d like to say a very special thank you to all my fellow bloggers who supported and contributed to the campaign. Thanks as well to ReachOut for the opportunity and everyone (online and offline) who was involved in putting this project together; it’s been a challenging but singularly rewarding year and I’m very grateful for the experience. For anyone who needs reminding of what the funds raised from all these marathons will be going to, Reachout.com is a service provided by the Inspire Ireland foundation that helps young people with regard to a wide variety of mental health issues – from drugs and alcohol to suicide and self-harm, from exam stress to bullying. If you know someone who might benefit from that service, I would urge you to please go to http://ie.reachout.com/ to get more information.
Inspire Ireland have launched a national film competition to promote positive attitudes to mental health and challenge current stereotypes around the issue.
They’re looking for you to create a short film or animation (90 – 180 seconds) which explores mental health related topics in a positive way, with an emphasis on how we can get through tough times.
Two stage competition
- Submit a brief on your proposed video, including a storyboard. Briefs will be reviewed by judging panel based on message interpretation, creativity and production plan.
- Ten successful submissions will be invited to produce their video project. These teams will then compete for the prizes outlined below.
Who can enter?
Individuals aged 18 – 30 who are resident in Ireland.
This competition is best suited to film or animation graduates with experience in developing short multi-media pieces for online use.
Overall winner: €2,000 and an internship with leading Irish ad agency Cawley-Nea
Second runner-up: €500
Dates and deadlines:
Monday, 2 July 2012
Final date for submission of film brief to Inspire Ireland.
Monday, 9 July 2012
Shortlisted teams will be contacted by this date if they are into the next phase.
Monday, 3 September
Closing date for film submission 1 September 2012.
Award Ceremony October 2012.