9th Annual Poetry and Essay Contest
Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) announces its ninth annual Everybody’s Beautiful Poetry and Essay contest for Middle and High School students in Silicon Valley. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to share about the meaning of beauty and to answer questions about how the media and society can affect self-esteem and body image. Entries will be accepted in English or Spanish. Follow this link for further details.
Pictured left is Janice, with student essay contest volunteers Annalise, Raya, and Irazema at the musical Annie. Premiering in 1977, and now forty years later, Annie remains a role model for healthy self-esteem for young girls and boys. "Annie is one of the greatest examples of love and kindness. In the recent turmoil, Annie teaches that through kindness and love, anyone can achieve what they set out to do." - Annalise Martelino
"As many as 30% of girls and 16% of boys in American high schools suffer from disordered eating including, bingeing, vomiting, fasting, laxatives, diet pill use, and compulsive exercise. An important part of EDRC's prevention efforts is to increase “media intelligence” among youth and to encourage body and self-acceptance. Our annual poetry and essay contest helps create mindfulness and self-acceptance among students.” - Janice Bremis
To join our panel of essay contest judges on Saturday, March 4th, contact Laurie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Palo Alto Medical Foundation and the Santa Clara Library District for sponsoring this annual event!
"The Palo Alto Medical Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of the Eating Disorders Resource Center’s "Every Body's Beautiful" Essay Contest. Caring for our local communities, we know healthy bodies come in all sizes and shapes, and we embrace the EDRC’s efforts to encourage healthy body images and prevent health problems from eating disorders." --Janet Lederer, Vice President Education, PAMF