The city of Seattle invites young artists to take part in an art contest to raise awareness of the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. The winning artwork will be used in outreach materials for the initiative. Other prizes include art supplies, tickets to entertainment and sporting events and a boat ride/tour of the Seattle Police Harbor Patrol Facility.
Young artists are encouraged to submit original artwork showing young people in safe and positive environments or images illustrating steps to stopping youth violence. The artwork should include a tagline about preventing youth violence.
The city of Seattle is sponsoring the contest in partnership with the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, Southwest Youth & Family Services and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle.
“This contest is an educational effort to share with children and young people that youth violence can be prevented and should not be tolerated,” said Initiative Director Mariko Lockhart. “We want the artwork of this initiative to come directly from the youth in our community because we know they have an enormous capacity to portray simple and remarkable ideas through art and words in a straightforward way.”
Artists must be in grades seven through 12 or ages 12 to 17, attending Seattle Public Schools and/or engaged with Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers or community-based youth organizations. Artwork must be submitted by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2. For complete rules and drop-off locations, click here.