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Mental health social media competition

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) is pleased to announce the launch of a new social media competition, Mental Health 2.0. COU is asking students at any publicly funded institution-grads and undergrads-to submit their ideas for social media campaigns that promote mental health. Entrants can work individually or in teams, and can choose from a variety of accessible formats to submit their work. They do not need to plan, create, and run complete social media campaigns. Please send COU:

  1. a sample of the content you would use or a description of content you would produce, and
  2. a brief explanation of how you would reach your target audiences.

If any entrants have already developed a similar campaign, moreover, they can re-use the same content for this competition. This is an excellent opportunity for students to help build awareness about mental health issues on campus and to demonstrate the social media communications skills that are currently in high demand among employers.

COU is offering the following prizes:

  1. $1,500 for first place
  2. $1,000 for second place
  3. $500 for third place

How to submit an entry

To submit your solution, fill out the submission form and email it along with your electronic document or file to the Western University contact - Chris at - by 11:59 p.m. on November 29, 2013.
More submission information.