Down with “Man Up” Logo Contest

π–πž 𝐚𝐫𝐞 π₯𝐨𝐨𝐀𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐰 π₯𝐨𝐠𝐨!

Showcase your creativity by creating a new logo for Down with “Man Up”! It can be hand drawn or a digital illustration. The contest will run from July 17, 2020 to August 17, 2020. The winner will be announced August 21, 2020 and will receive a package from our sponsors.

Help us break the stigma!

For any questions about this contest, please email:

Accepting entries from August 24 to October 1, 2020!

Did you know that 1 in 10 Canadian men will experience depression at some point in their lives? What about the fact that on average, 8 Canadian men die by suicide each day? It is a major mental health crisis in our country, but increased awareness is a step we can all take to break down the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.

From a young age, men in our society are conditioned to resist expressing emotion and to believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Toxic phrases such as β€œboys don’t cry” and β€œman up” are all too common, leading to the reluctance many men feel when it comes to seeking mental health resources.

It’s your chance to speak your mind! Submit an entry to our Down with β€œMan Up” Media Contest by midnight of October 1, 2020. Submissions can be anything from a painting, to a poem, to a video, to a song, focusing on sending a meaningful message about men’s mental health. We’ll have an event in mid-November to share our pieces and select winners! Contest details can be found here at the end of August. Be sure to check back!

Award Ceremony

All Down with “Man Up” participants and their friends, family, and networks are invited to attend our Award Ceremony. We will hear an address from Sheila Stauffer, our Executive Director and local mental health advocates. At this time, prizes will be distributed!

Although we are planning to host this event in-person, it may have to become virtual due to COVID-19 protocols. We will update this page as more information is available.


ForΒ  more information, please contact Amanda at:

Call 780.482.6215