The Walgreens Expressions Challenge program was launched at the suggestion of the Walgreens Community Task Force. The group was alarmed by the rising incidents of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV and AIDS, among high school students ages 13 to 18. How, the group wondered, could students find creative ways to express themselves about some very serious topics while also becoming better connected to their peers in the process?
Young people are asked to think about what is having an impact on them to draw inspiration for their entry. Topics can include, but not limited to: Gender Identity; Social Media; Cyber Bullying; Self-Esteem; Dating + Relationships; Mental Health; Gun Violence; Drug Abuse; Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is open to all legal United States residents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.