The results are in for the 4th Annual AIM for Awareness Ad Contest!

A HUGE thank you to every student who submitted a design to elevate the conversation on youth mental health, and those that have supported participation in the Design Challenge. We are inspired by their incredible talent and support in starting the youth mental health conversation!

We will showcase all the entries across three galleries in Carmel-By-The-Sea beginning Thursday April 28 through Saturday, May 8.

In celebration of all artists’ ad designs, the AIM team and Carmel Sunset Rotary Club, hosted an event on Thursday April 29 to honor each of the ad entries and present awards to the Design Challenge winners! Friends and family joined both in person and online.

Missed the viewing? Stay tuned for the video recording!

Scroll down to see the winners from the 2021 AIM for Awareness Ad Contest.

Middle School

High School

Overall Winner

Overall Winner for the entire Student Ad Contest: Jennifer Kim, Grade 11, ICON Art & Design Academy, Irvine, California

2021 Entries (Click to enlarge)

Thank You

Our Event Sponsors

Carmel Sunset Rotary Club
Edward Jones
Joseph and Linda Grebmeier
House of 8 Media
Monterey Bay Technology
Greg and Shannon Stephens

Our Judges

Ashley Bennett- Stoddard – Artist, Bennett Sculpture Carmel
Rose Clark – Carmel Sunset Rotary Club, Founding President
Sarah Greco – Counselor, Carmel Middle School
Scott Jacobs – Artist, Scott Jacobs Gallery
Sydney Stilwell – AIM Youth Mental Health, Founding Member

Our Gallery Hosts

Scott Jacobs – Scott Jacobs Gallery
Mission Street | between 5th & 6th Street | Carmel-by-the-Sea
“I believe in channeling my creative urges in order to produce unique artwork in Carmel. My inspiration for my work is the miracle of life. I battle against the indifference of humans and offer new ways of viewing the world.” Scott Jacobs

Ashley Bennett – Stoddard – Bennett Sculpture Carmel
#6 Dolores | between 5th & 6th Street | Carmel-by-the-Sea
“A strong community is the basis for my work and life. Throughout my long career I have volunteered to support organizations crucial to the development of the community and causes I believe in.” Ashley Bennett-Stoddard

David Potigian – Gallery Sur
6th Avenue | between Dolores & Lincoln | Carmel-by-the-Sea
Growing up in Fresno, photographer David Potigian first came to Carmel-by-the-Sea on a high school field trip. Later, as a 21-year-old, Potigian moved here. “This is where I was most inspired to photograph, and it was a place to develop a portfolio.”