FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2017
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North Hempstead Announces ‘Not In Our Town’ Photo Contest for Students
Entries must illustrate how you stand up to hate in your community or school
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board announced today that the Town will be sponsoring a photo contest using the anti-hate initiative Not In Our Town (NIOT) as a theme. NIOT addresses issues of hate and bullying, with the goal of building safe, inclusive communities for all. North Hempstead launched its NIOT campaign this spring with the “Not In Our Town: A Unity & Anti-Hate Conference.”
“The Not In Our Town initiative speaks right to the heart of how we feel here in North Hempstead about fighting hate and intolerance, however in order to really effect change we need to get our young people involved” said Supervisor Bosworth. “We are hoping that our North Hempstead students will be excited about expressing their views on this important issue, as they use photography to illustrate how they stand up to hate in their communities and schools.”
Contest rules: Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all.
Take a photo showing how you stand up to hate in your community or school. (For example, a school club focusing on diversity, actions you have taken to put an end to hate and any community and unity events that you have attended)
The photo must be taken in North Hempstead and is open to any Town of North Hempstead resident currently enrolled in elementary, middle or high school and must be taken by that student. Digital photos should be 200 dpi resolution. If you are entering a printed photo, it must be at least 8x10 inches. All entries must be received by December 31, 2017 Winners will be announced January 15, 2018. An awards ceremony recognizing the winners and all who entered will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
7th – 9th grade
Send your digital photo entries to: Photos@northhempsteadny.gov
Include your name, the name of your school and the contact information for a parent or guardian.
Mail printed photos to: Town of North Hempstead
Not In Our Town Youth Photo Contest
200 Plandome Road
Manhasset, NY 11003
Call 311 for more information.