Photo Contest: Shine a Light on Children's Mental Health

Submit Your Photo and Shine a Light on Children’s Mental Health

Help Us Celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Please visit our Facebook page and submit a photo of yourself or your group with a sign that says, “Shine a Light on Children’s Mental Health,” along with your name or the name of your organization. Get creative by posing at an interesting place or local landmark and, along with your sign, pose with a flashlight, light bulb, candle or other creative way of communicating “shine a light on.” You can submit as many photos as you like. Then you and everyone else can vote for your favorite entries. Voting ends on April 30, 2013.

Be a Part of the Show!

We will turn the most popular entries into a slideshow and display it on the Texas System of Care website, social media sites and other places – just in time for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 9 and Awareness Week, May 5-11. You’ll be practically famous and will be helping get the word out about the importance of children’s mental health at the same time! What could be better?

Several Ways to Enter

  • Facebook: Follow this direct link to the contest or click on the camera icon at the top right of the Texas System of Care Facebook page:
  • By email: If you prefer email, send your photo or photos to The same rules apply (see below), including posting the pics on our website and social media sites.
  • Twitter: You can also enter on Twitter, by posting your photo and using the hashtag #TXSOCshinealighton



For valuable consideration, I do hereby authorize The University of Texas, and those acting pursuant to its authority to use my name, likeness, voice and biographical material in connection with this contest and exhibit or distribute such photos/entries in whole or in part without restrictions or limitation for any educational or promotional purpose which The University of Texas, and those acting pursuant to its authority, deem appropriate.

Inappropriate Content
Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. We retain sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.

By entering the contest, entrants agree to have their submitted name displayed on our website and used by us for any purpose, at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation. We reserve the right to disqualify users, without notice, and for any reason.