Hoops for Hope 2024
Art Contest
Alive to Thrive

Entry Form

Entries accepted March 1 - April 11 2024.

2024 Hoops for Hope-Alive to Thrive Art Contest


The Hoops for Hope Scholarship Award was established in 2023 and is made possible through the generosity of Divine Catering & Events and Marriage Works! Ohio. The award is designed to recognize Dayton area high school students and their artistic abilities while bringing awareness to the need for support for young people who are dealing with mental health challenges.

The Scholarship will reward the artistic and creative talent of a high school student by supporting the financial needs associated with an academic, athletic or arts-related activity within the high school the student will be enrolled in as of the Fall of 2024 or a student planning to enter full-time an accredited college, university or trade school in the Fall of 2024.

We are committed to supporting and celebrating the diversity of talent demonstrated through the work of students in Dayton area high schools and recognize the importance of peer involvement when it comes to successfully supporting those dealing with mental health challenges.


1- $500 scholarship will be awarded to the student whose design is chosen to be used as the official logo for the 2024 Hoops for Hope Youth Mental Health Awareness Event. The award will be made solely based on merit.

The $500 scholarship is payable directly to the awardee’s high school to be used towards an academic, athletic or arts-related field, or a college, university or trade school for students enrolled to attend in the Fall of 2024. The award will be paid out in one payment and can be applied to fees, equipment, supplies or tuition, room and board, and other costs as determined by the student’s high school, college, university or trade school

Use of funds will be determined by the applicant, parent or guardian, and school administration.


In order for a student to be eligible for this scholarship, he or she must be between the ages of 13-18. The student must be currently enrolled in a high school within 30 miles of Dayton, Ohio. All design entries must be submitted online by visiting https://go4thegold.org/hoopsforhope-art/ and by completing the one page application.  Students may submit multiple entries. Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. The student must be enrolled full time in a high school within 30 miles of Dayton, Ohio and between the ages of 13-18.
  2. The student must plan to be enrolled in high school or planning to pursue a college or trade school degree in the fall of 2024.
  3. The student must demonstrate artistic and creative ability.
  4. The student’s design must represent the Hoops for Hope Youth Mental Health Awareness Event and depict the theme of the 2024 event which is “Alive to Thrive”.
  5. The student must be available to attend the Hoops for Hope Event on Saturday, June 22, 2024.
  6. Qualifying entries will be displayed at the event.

Judging and Selection Process

Each entry submitted between March 1 and March 31, 2024 will be reviewed and judged based on the following categories. A score of 1-10 will be assessed by judges for each category and a total score will be tallied for each student. The top design will be selected to represent the logo and the designer will receive the scholarship award. In the event of a tie, the entry with the highest combined score between the 1st and 2nd categories, will determine the final winner. All decisions are within the sole discretion of the judges and Marriage Works! Ohio.


  1. Interpretation and the clarity of the theme to the viewer.
  2. Creativity and originality of the depicted theme.
  3. Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the theme.
  4. Overall impression of the art.

Winner will be notified in person by April 15, 2024. Winner will be asked to participate in photos, and to attend the Hoops for Hope Event to be recognized publicly and to be presented with a representation of the award (monetary funds will be given to a school on the awardees behalf)

Students under 18 years of age require a media and artwork release form signed by a parent or guardian.

Marriage Works Ohio reserves the right to use all entries in the promotion of the Hoops for Hope Event.