A Cause, Some Cardboard, and a Creative Mind
Here’s your chance to think out-of-the-box. Design and sleep in a box at the Wheeling SleepOut. Teams and individual participants can enter the Boxed-in Design Contest. Designs are scored by our VIP panel of guest Judges. Bring your cardboard and creativity!
Entries in the Boxed-In Contest will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Keep in mind that in addition to promoting awareness of the issue of runaway and homeless youth, your box is also your shelter during the night. Comfort is key. Bring a tarp to place under (or over) your box shelter in the event of inclement weather. (*See below for acceptable and unacceptable building materials.)
All entries will receive a number to attach to your box at the check-in table the night of the event. Bring the finished design to the field or construct it on site.
Judging will begin promptly at 8:15 p.m. with winners announced later in the evening.
Any entry using unacceptable materials will be disqualified.
Trophy’s will be presented in the following categories:
+ BEST IN SHOW– this award will go to the one boxed-in design that best
BEST OVERALL DESIGN – this award will go to the boxed-in designs (1st,
2nd, and 3rd place awards) that best represent the following criteria:
+ BEST THEME – this award will go to the boxed-in designs (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards) that best promote youth homelessness awareness: the issues, available resources, a call to action, etc.
ABOUT NATIONAL RUNAWAY PREVENTION MONTH
National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) is symbolized by the color green, and is spearheaded by the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) and the National Network for Youth (NN4Y). The goals for NRPM are two-fold: