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Andrew Jenks's cool contest for teens

Andrew Jenks is partnering with FCancer for the All American High School Film Festival.

Andrew Jenks is helping teens turn a major hardship into art. Credit: Getty Images Andrew Jenks is helping teens turn a major hardship into art.
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"World of Jenks" creator Andrew Jenks is giving high school students one awesome way to turn something devastating into something that could change someone's life. The filmmaker's All American High School Film Festival is partnering with FCancer to make a special category in this year's AAHSFF, asking teens to create a short film about how cancer has impacted them.

Maybe their mom, dad or other close relative was diagnosed. Maybe a friend was. Maybe the teen his or herself was diagnosed with cancer. Jenks and FCancer founder Yael Cohen want to hear all the stories. Finalists will have their film shown at the All American High School Film Festival and the winner will receive a prize pack and special recognition by FCancer.

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High school students can submit one of two types of projects. The first one is by creating a documentary, showing how cancer has impacted their life or someone they know. The second one is by creating a PSA explaining how cancer changed their perspective and educating the audience about the important of prevention and early detection. Submissions must be in by August 1. Click here for more information.

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