3rd Annual AIM for Awareness Ad Contest Results

AIM's Lindsey Knight, Monterey City Councilmember Tyller Williamson and contestant Jeanette Vasquez

Photo: Lindsey Knight, AIM Community Engagement Manager, and Tyller Williamson, Monterey City Councilmember, with one of our Ad Contest winners, Jeanette Vasquez, an 11th grader from Marina High School.

Thank you to all of the more than 400 students who joined our movement by designing an Ad to raise awareness for youth mental health! We were so impressed by the creativity and courage they put into their work.

We showcased all the entries during two exhibits and receptions, one held at the Carmel Sunset Cultural Center on October 24, 2019 and the other at the CSUMB Salinas City Center on March 12, 2020. The winners were honored at these community events, where we heard from local leaders and the winning students on the importance of mental health and how to support the mental and emotional well-being of our community’s youth.

Scroll down to see the winners from the 2019 AIM for Awareness Ad Contest below.


Middle School

High School

Overall Winner

Ad design by Ceora Minor-Arredondo

Overall Winner for the entire Student Ad Contest: Ceora Minor-Arredondo, Grade 11, Marina High School, California

Thank You

Our Event Sponsors

Carmel Sunset Rotary Club
Monterey Cannery Row Rotary Club
Monterey Pacific Rotary Club
Carmel by the Sea Rotary Club
Santa Lucia Rotary Club
Rotarian Joe Grebmeier from King City Rotary
Nielsen Brothers Market
Monterey Coast Realty
Media Locate
Paulette Lynch & Your Development Solutions
Natividad Foundation
Nance Creative-Photography
Mike Buffo & House of 8 Media

Our Judges

Andrea McCann
Vance Killen
Joaquin Turner
Paulette Lynch

Skylar Jackson (2018 Overall Winner)
Elizabeth Jackson
Tom Cushman
Deb Bennett
Ashley Bennett Stoddard

Our Speakers

Dr. Deneen Guss, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools
Tyller Williamson, Monterey City Councilmember
Skylar Jackson, 2018 Honoree
Paulette Lynch, President, Carmel Sunset Rotary
Jose Arreola, City of Salinas Community Safety Coordinator
Dr. Roberto Nunez, Monterey County Office of Education
Ceora Minor-Arredonda, Marina High School 11th Grader, Overall Winner of the 2019 Ad Contest
Yvone Cortes, Salinas High School 12th Grader, Overall High School Winner of the 2019 Ad Contest