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I Strengthen My Nation Challenge #2

American Indian and Alaska Native Community Projects Created by Youth to Stand Against Substance Misuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is partnering with We R Native to host a competition to find the best ideas for projects that could benefit AI/AN communities! Prizes are awarded for the idea and project plan itself, which will be made available to communities across the nation to use, or prize money could be used to start the project in your own community.

  • Prizes: $2,000-$10,000
  • Submission Start: April 8th, 2021
  • Round 1 Submission End: July 7th, 2021
  • Round 2 Submission End: December 10th, 2021
  • Round 1 Winners Announced: July 30th, 2021
  • Round 2 Winners Announced: January 2022
  • Eligibility: Youth ages 14-25 with knowledge of indigenous culture

UPDATE: The submission deadline has been extended to December 10th, 2021.

All entries submitted by the original submission date of July 7th, 2021 will be assessed during Round One Judging in July 2021, and all other entries will be assessed in Round Two Judging in January 2022.

If you submit by the original July 7th deadline and you are not selected for a prize in round one, your submission will still be considered in round two of judging.

Final Submission Deadline Extended!

  • Submission End: December 10, 2021
  • Round One Judging: July 2021
  • Round Two Judging: January 2022
  • Winners Announced: July 30th, 2021 (Round One) and January 31st, 2022 (Round Two)

How to enter:

Written project proposal and detailed plan, including a budget, describing a project that can help strengthen your community and promote resilience against substance misuse.

Creative video describing what resilience against substance misuse means to you and/or your community and linking that to how your project can enhance it.

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY HERE!

For more information, please visit: https://www.drugabuse.gov/research/nida-research-programs-activities/nida-challenges-program/artistic_expressions_resilience

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