Look Around Boone is a campaign to raise awareness about mental health among youth.

The Look Around Boone creative contest is your tool to speak up.

Make art. Break the stigma.

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-395-2132

You are not alone.



105 E. Ash Suite 100

Columbia, MO 65203

T: 573-771-3223

F: 573-884-5722

E: face@faceofboonecounty.org

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Together we can   BREAK the stigma  around mental health.

Look Around Boone seeks  youth  who are passionate about making change.

We want to  empower your voice.


We hold an annual creative contest to help break the stigma around mental health issues among youth. 

Because life can be hard: grades, body image, loneliness, priorities, the issues can pile up. 

Mental health challenges are part of what it means to be human, but when

1 in 5 teenagers struggle with mental health, you know it's time to speak up!

Your voice can make the difference.


The Look Around Boone creative contest is your tool to make art and help raise mental health awareness: be creative and join the movement! 

 Because mental health is a big deal.

Winners' art will be displayed as posters, digital displays in the community, social media posts, and more. 


For info on HOW TO ENTER, see FAQs sheet below.



- Visual arts, including graphic art, painting, drawing, collage, photography (max size 20MB), animation (max. 1 min.) and sculpture. Please submit a photo of your artwork in these categories.

- Performing arts, including theater, dance, music and spoken word (max. 3 mins.) slam poetry (max. 1 min.) Please submit all entries in these categories as video recordings (smart phone recordings are fine.)


October 14, 2019 to January 31, 2020. Winners will be notified no later than February 15th, 2020.




Any middle or high school student in Boone County can participate. To be eligible for selection you MUST submit a completed and signed Entry Form, including Consent Forms, by email to dparnell@bucketmediaco.com




Winners will be showcase in a gallery event on March 7, 2020.

The top finalists in each category will be awarded a $50 cash prize.

How to Enter: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest void where prohibited. To enter, submit your artwork, photograph and/or video along with the required Participant Info & consent form to dparnell@bucketmediaco.com before the date of January 31st, 2019. The artwork must support campaign goals as described on the contest outline. If you are submitting a poster, the submission must be in a PNG or JPEG format. If you are submitting a video, the submission must be in a MOV or MP4 format. Please keep all original artwork as additional copies might be necessary. All content must be original content and concepts, royalty-free or it will be disqualified. A consent form must also be signed for any person featured in the artwork. Can have multiple entries per person.The rules of the contest will live on the Look Around Boone website. Inappropriate artwork may be disqualified from the contest in the Sponsors’ sole discretion. Artwork or content may be deemed inappropriate for any of the following reasons including but not limited to; foul language, lewdness, threats of violence, illegal activity, hate speech, libel, misleading information, plagiarism, spam, nudity, etc. The Sponsors are not responsible for entries not received for any reason. The entry period will be from Monday October 14th, 2019 through 11:59 p.m. CST Friday, January 31st, 2020. Entries received past the submission period deadline will not be accepted. Conditions of Entry: Incomplete entries will not be accepted. All entries in the contest become the sole property of the Sponsors, and no legal rights of any kind to such entries shall be retained by the submitting entrants. FACE and Look Around Boone reserve the right to edit or reformat any artwork. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. Neither the Sponsors, Administrator, Judges, nor any telephone network or internet service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any website or online service or any other error or malfunction. Users must provide their contact information (name, email and phone number) in order to participate in the contest.

Prizes: Winning entries will be selected by the “Judges” from all valid entries received and verified by Administrator. Each winner will win one (1) $50 Amazon gift card. Each winner will also win one (1) Hobby Lobby gift card worth $50 for their classroom. By accepting, the winner consents to the Sponsors’ use of name, school, and artwork entered for promotional purposes such as marketing materials to be utilized in media campaigns for Look Around, including online announcements, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. No prize substitution, cash substitution, or assignment or transfer of prizes is permitted. Odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received. The prize winner will be announced on the Look Around Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page accounts throughout 2018-19.Prize Notification: The winners will be notified via the email address and/or phone number he/she used to submit their entry. If prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or the winner does not respond in a timely manner (within three (3) calendar days after the notification is sent), the winner will be disqualified and an alternative winner will be selected from the remaining valid entries. The winner may show the Administrators his/her valid Missouri driver’s license to verify that he/she is a Missouri resident at or below the age of eighteen (18) years old. In the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Sponsors may accept additional documents, such as a letter from the school, or school report card, as proof of residence. In the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Sponsors may accept additional documents such as a non-driver’s identification card or a birth certificate or letter from the school as proof of age. Should the winner be under the age of eighteen (18) years old, a parental consent form will be provided by the Administrator and must be completed by winner’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Failure to return a completed parental consent form, if required by the Sponsors, may result in disqualification from the contest, and an alternative winner may be selected. Any model/actor/actress featured in the artwork must sign a talent consent form. If the talent is under the age of 18 years old, a parent consent form must be signed for the underage talent. The Sponsors and Administrator are not responsible for technical, telephone, hardware or software malfunction, lost, interrupted, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, including the inaccurate or incorrect capture of online entry information, or any other errors of any kind, however caused, that may occur in the processing of the entries in this Contest. If, in the Sponsors’ opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with or alteration of any portion of the Contest, or if any technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, the Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the Contest or void any or all electronic entries. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sponsors in writing if the entrant changes his/her email address after entering the Contest. To do so, write to: FACE – Look Around Boone Creative Marketing Contest Campaign, 105 E. Ash St. #100, Columbia, MO 65203. In case of dispute as to the identity of a winner who entered online, such entry will be declared made by the registered user of the email or phone number, and if a prize is won, and such registered user is a valid entrant, the prize will be awarded to such registered user. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsors or its agents.General: This contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Void where prohibited by law. THE WINNER AGREES THAT THE SPONSORS AND THEIR AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST OR FROM THE ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED. The Sponsors reserve the right to cancel without notice the contest at any time during the contest period and reserve the right to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner.