Youth Art Contest

2022-2023 Youth Art Contest: “Share Your Art – Share Your Culture!"

¡Comparte tu arte - Comparte tu cultura! Concurso de Arte Juvenil 2022-2023  ** Descripción del concurso **

ESD 123 invites youth ages 12-20 living in Washington State to participate in our Youth Art Contest. Your artwork could be featured on a set of colorful stickers or in a coloring book that will be distributed across the state! All artwork and required forms must be submitted by January 6, 2023. Keep reading below for complete details.


PURPOSE:

A major emphasis of the ESD 123 Student Support department is focused on prevention of youth marijuana and tobacco use. Located in eastern Washington, our programs also focus on serving the Latino/Hispanic communities as we work to remove barriers and provide behavioral health and intervention services. Thanks to funding from the Department of Health under their Youth Cannabis and Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program (YCCTPP), we are thrilled to launch our 2022-2023 Youth Art Contest, “Share Your Art – Share Your Culture!" We are soliciting youth artwork that culturally resonates with the Hispanic/Latino population of Washington state and promotes and celebrates substance-free spaces and lifestyles.

The 2022-2023 Youth Art Contest will result in two products:

  • A set of 10 unique stickers that promote the resources found at www.teenlink.org
  • A coloring book that promotes substance use prevention, mental health awareness, mindfulness, and reflection

ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS

Share your artistic talents! Please read the requirements below for submitting artwork to the contest.

Requirements for ALL participants:

  • Youth must reside in Washington state
  • Must be between the age of 12 and 20 years old
  • Artwork submitted must culturally resonate with the Hispanic/Latino culture. (See possible prompts and topic suggestions below.)
  • Artwork and required forms must be submitted by January 6, 2023
  • High-resolution images of 250 DPI or greater must be submitted in order for the artwork to resize and print at the best quality
  • Acceptable image file formats: JPG, JPEG, PNG, EPS, AI, or PDF
  • (Artwork may be resized by the ESD accordingly to fit printing requirements)

Coloring book artwork requirements:

  • Only black and white line art will be accepted (remember that this is art that will be printed for others to color in – see examples below)
  • Artwork must be formatted to fit inside a page that is 8” X 11”
black and white line drawing to illustrate correct coloring book page  full-color images to illustrate wrong coloring book page example 
 This image WILL work for a coloring book page because it is line art that can be colored in.  These images will NOT work for a coloring book page because they are already filled in.

Sticker artwork requirements:

  • Make it colorful! This artwork may include as many colors as you want (full color printing)
  • Artwork must be formatted to a 6” X 6” square canvas
    • (Final artwork will be resized to print on stickers that are 3” X 3” squares
Illustration of kitten wrapped up in yarn. Sometimes we all need a little help. We are here to lend a hand. Teenlink.   Poster showing X through pills and syringe. Say no to drugs.
This image WILL work for a sticker because it is created in full-color and formatted to a 6"x6" square.

This image will NOT work to be used as a sticker because it is not formatted to a square shape.

Possible artwork prompts & topics:

  1. Healthy coping skills:
    • People who support me
    • People who make me smile or laugh
    • Ways to get moving
    • Ways to chill out
  2. Honoring your health:
    • Eating a balanced meal
    • Getting fresh air
  3. Substance use prevention (say no to drugs and alcohol!)
  4. What does the Hispanic/Latino culture mean to you? Some possible topics might be:
    • Dancing (flamenco, salsa, merengue)
    • Music
    • Mexican fiesta (papel picado, etc.)
    • Food
    • Agriculture

SUBMITTING ARTWORK

Please read the size and format requirements for art submissions above. Artwork that does not meet the required specifications for the intended products may not be used in the contest.

You can submit your artwork two ways:

  1. Email image files to [email protected];
    or
  2. Deliver your artwork in-person to the ESD 123 office, attention Briseida Chavez, at 3924 W Court St in Pasco, WA 99301.

Submission of artwork to the 2022-2023 Youth Art Contest does not guarantee that the artwork will be selected for use. If your student's artwork is selected for use in either the coloring book or the sticker set, ESD 123 will contact you using the information you submitted in the Registration & Release Form. All winners will be notified by February 1, 2023.


IMPORTANT DATES

All artwork must be submitted either in-person or via email by January 6, 2023. A signed Registration & Release Form must accompany every art submission.

  • January 6, 2023 – Artwork submissions (in-person or electronic files) AND Registration Forms due to ESD 123
  • February 1, 2023 – ESD 123 will notify contest winners

Join us for a FREE drawing session in December 2022!

In partnership with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Art Your Way, ESD 123 will offer four sessions for youth to create artwork for the contest. Sessions are FREE to attend with all materials provided! **REGISTRATION REQUIRED** In order to plan for enough supplies, please register to attend at this link: https://forms.gle/FTQvYTxewwXWnZxq5

  • Wednesday, December 7 – Line Art Drawing Session, 5:30-6:30 PM
    Tierra Vida Rec Center, 3525 East A St., Pasco WA, 99301
    (Artwork created during this session will be submitted for use in the coloring book)

  • Thursday, December 8 – Canvas Painting Session, 5:30-6:30 PM
    Tierra Vida Rec Center, 3525 East A St., Pasco WA, 99301
    (Artwork created during this session will be submitted for use on the stickers)

  • Wednesday, December 14 – Line Art Drawing Session, 5:30-6:30 PM
    The Bunkhouse Studios, 717 6th St., Ste. B, Prosser, WA 99350
    (Artwork created during this session will be submitted for use in the coloring book)

  • Thursday, December 15 – Canvas Painting Session, 5:30-6:30 PM
    The Bunkhouse Studios (717 6th St., Ste. B, Prosser, WA 99350)
    (Artwork created during this session will be submitted for use on the stickers)

Questions?

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Briseida Chavez, Marijuana/Tobacco Prevention and Education Specialist, at 509-492-0572 or [email protected]
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