Contest Overview and Rules

Deadline: April 18, 2010

The Jade Ribbon Youth Council is proud to announce the second annual B-Inspired! Contest. Entrants will have the opportunity to receive great prizes, to obtain recognition from Asian American political leaders, and to contribute in the fight against hepatitis B and liver cancer.


By exploring health issues affecting our community, we can give a voice to the youth and provide them with an opportunity to share their insight on the world. We hope that this contest will bring more awareness to the urgency of hepatitis B eradication and unite more high school students to take charge in hepatitis B outreach.


The winner of the B-Inspired! Contest will receive:
YLC is a 4-day conference designed to inspire high school students from across the United States to become the leaders of tomorrow and teach them the practical skills necessary to achieve that goal.Click here to apply!
  • 2GB iPod Shuffle
  • Recognition from the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University at 5th Annual LIVERight Zumbathon.

  • Opportunities for the winning entry to be published in newspapers, magazines, and aired on the radio

The winning entry of the 1st Annual B-Inspired Contest! was published in AsianWeek!


The B-Inspired! Contest is open to all current high school students, grades 9 through 12.


Entrants will submit either a prose or video entry addressing one of the following prompts:

Prompt 1:
Choose a target audience from the following choices whom you wish to address in a letter, speech, or medium or you choice concerning hepatitis B:
    - Your peers
    - Citizen from a nation highly affected by hepatitis B
    - Obama administration
    - Person chronically infected with hepatitis B
    - Audience of your choice

Prompt 2:
Research a country with a high prevalence of hepatitis B. Explain what the country is doing and suggest what further measures it should take to address hepatitis B.

Submission Format

Prose Entry
Essays should be no longer than 500 words. Enter the essay and all references in the submission box.
Click here to read the winning prose entry from the 1st Annual B-Inspired! Contest.

Video Entry
Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes, posted onto YouTube, and the URL to the direct video should be entered into the submission box.

Sample Video Entry

Submit Your Entry
The contest will close April 18, 2010 at midnight. All entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.