PYM Contest Entries

PYM DESIGN AND WIN CONTEST

WIN 2 AIR TICKETS AND CERTIFICATES!

Calling all artists,dancers,singers,actors to

be creative for a cause!

All you have to do is to create awareness that a five minute self exam could help detect self exam early and save lives. Early detection is crucial since once breast cancer spreads it can be fatal. So warn mothers about the early signs like lumps through posters,dances- anything.
Contestants could design posters, skits, dances, jingles-anything to create awareness about self exams and yearly mammograms and email them to pym20101@hotmail.com.You may send as many entries as you like! Last date , oct 31st,2015.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/protectyourmom for all the entries for 2011 ,2012 and 2013.(click on photos/videos)

Selected submissions will get a certificate for community work and a chance to win fabulous prizes at the finals!. Community service is given a high weightage when students transfer to college in the US/UK.The first prize for 2011 ,2012 and 2013 was two air tickets to India
Scroll down for more rules.. Check out the notes on protect your mom page on facebook before you start
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BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer is something which the media bothers about only in the month of October. Which is interesting because cancer kills thousands every year. It is interesting to note that cancer can kill only a person who doesn’t recognize the early symptoms. The survival rate goes up to 95% if it is detected early. Which makes us wonder why in the age of twitter and facebook and BBMing people still die just because they don’t recognize the early signs.

PYM was started on Facebook to do exactly that. Somehow people think that breast cancer is something that happens only to others, that it is hereditary, that only old people get it. Yet everyone knows someone with cancer. It is time we fought back. Although it is a zero cost campaign started in 2011, PYM is one of the nominees for the 2012 ADCB Emirates Woman Awards.

Pym aims to do that primarily through the PYM Design and win contest. Since mothers are usually too busy to worry about their health the campaign targets children for 3 reasons. 1. They grow up to be more informed adults 2. They can use their pester power to make their moms do a self exam/mammogram. 3. They are usually on social media and could be reached at zero cost. The contest was started in 2011 to make mothers aware of lumps and other signs of breast cancer through music, dance/skits/arts the language of youth.

The entries for 2012 included skits, dances, videos and posters which could be viewed by clicking on photos and videos on our page. 20 year old Mahesh Raghavan’s video won 2 tickets to Europe in 2011. Avon presented gift hampers and certificates to all 32 participants.All the video entries for 2011 and 2012 could be viewed on our page .Click on aalbums and videos. We received over 95 videos and posters in 2012. 8 year old Aaditya won the contest. We distributed prizes worth Dh 12000 in 2013 from Borders, AVON, Etihad Airways and Imation.

The posters could be viewed by clicking on albums on protect your mom page

https://www.facebook.com/protectyourmom

In this age of information technology no one should lose their mom just because she ignored the early signs of breast cancer. I invite the students of the world to unite for this cause. So tweet/BBM and FB about PYM Design and win contest and protect your mom campaign. Be creative for a cause. We would love to hear from you. Email your entries to pym20101@hotmail.com before OCT 30TH ,2015

RULES

All you have to do is to create awareness that a five minute self exam could help detect self exam early and save lives. Early detection is crucial since once breast cancer spreads it can be fatal. So warn mothers about the early signs like lumps through posters,dances- anything.

Contestants could design posters, skits, dances, jingles-anything to create awareness about self exams and yearly mammograms and email them to pym20101@hotmail.com.You may send as many entries as you like!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/protectyourmom for more information.. Find all the entries for season #1 by clicking on photos/videos

Selected submissions will get a certificate for community work and a chance to win fabulous prizes at the finals!. Community service is given a high weightage when students transfer to college in the US/UK.
Please read everything about the campaign before you start working. Understand the purpose.

2) Media accepted:

The premise is simple! Raise awareness about

Why you love your mom, and

Why you don’t want to lose her to breast cancer

And how breast cancer is SO easy to avoid! JUST a self exam which can be done in 5 minutes at home!Kill the lump before it kills your Mom!Of course yearly mamograms are advised after the age of 40.

a) Design stuff – express your creativity with art! Posters,taglines, logos: anything and everything you can think of! Entries would have to be mailed topym20101@hotmail.com.Entries will be uploaded to a dedicated album on our facebook page. Ensure you get as many votes (likes) as possible by promoting your entry any way you know how!

b) Music and lyrics – does your creativity lie in a more melodious direction? Ah one-ah two-ah one-ah-two-ah-three! Give us your original musical thoughts! Email the lyrics, or your music as a video on YouTube and send us the link. Votes will be counted in terms of YouTube and facebook likes as before.
c) Skits, dance,short films – make a video showcasing your creativity, and upload it on YouTube. Send us the link, and we will make it a part of our dedicated YouTube channel

d) Taglines, Slogans/posters/creative short writing – all you wordsmiths out there, this one’s for you! Pen down your thoughts on this issue and mail it to us. We shall post it as an image to our facebook album

All entries will be uploaded on our page. You could ask your friends to click on like and get the maximum likes.

3) Other information

All entries submitted will become the property of ‘Protect your Mom’.

Any entry which infringes on copyright laws will be disqualified.

The entries will be judged by an independent panel of judges.

The final decision will be based on the number of likes as well as the scores given by an independant panel of judges. The decision of the judges will be final.

You could contact us on pym20101@hotmail.com to clarify any doubts.

Winners of each round will compete at the finals in OCTOBER 2015