The Create for Life Challenge is a unique and engaging way for high school and college students to use their interests and talents to cultivate cancer awareness and risk reduction among their peers. As a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and Colorado-based nonprofit Catch It In Time, the Challenge blends creativity and life-saving information. 

Unlike most other cancer awareness campaigns, the Challenge focuses on communication, not fundraising. Students create a piece of audio, video, or visual art that addresses one of this year’s chosen topics and will spark conversation about the early detection of cancer, or ways to reduce risk of developing it later in life. 


Welcome Kit for Students (2023)

Getting started is easy! Just download the welcome kit. It has all of the important information you’ll need to participate, including: 

  • Submission categories
  • Guidelines
  • Judging 
  • The process
  • Prizes 

Welcome Kit for Educators (2023)

Want to help your students participate? Download this welcome kit containing all of the information you’ll need to get your class started, including: 

  • All of the information in the Welcome Kit for Students, plus:
  • Sample lesson plans
  • Posters and postcards for sharing


Submissions open January 2023. 


Use this form to submit entries to the Create for Life Challenge.
Select one category for your submission.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Upload your media file here for entry into the Challenge. Limit one media file per entry. File types allowed: .png, .gif, .jpg, .pdf, .mp4, .mp3, .wmv. Max file size: 500 MB.