Congratulations to the winners of the peace and love art contest
Thank You to Everyone Who Participated
Peace & Love
Art Contest 2020
”If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.“-JFK
Years from now, 2020 will be remembered and studied as an unprecedented time in
human history. Never before had a virus so forcefully halted daily lives, devastated the
global economy, and most tragically, stole the very life out of many, tearing them away
from their friends and family, as COVID-19 has.
To this day, we are still combating this pandemic, and we continue to see its lingering
effects around every turn of the city corners. At the same time, the resurgence of the
international racial equality movement has mobilized millions of people, both in-person and on social media, and added fuel to an age-long struggle against racism in each and every one of our communities. Amidst the chaos and motion, how are our future generations impacted by the actions of today?
We hope for our children and youth to represent what the current COVID-19 and the
racial equality movement means to them in their artwork. They don’t have to be
restrained to a specific event, time or place; instead, we encourage our participants to
think outside of the box and come up with creative ideas and symbolism to display their acknowledgement and perhaps participation in these recent events.
We wish that through the process of creating the artwork, the artist may be able to
reflect on the deeper meanings behind their efforts and deliver to the world a piece that can serve as a warning call, an inspiration, a reflection, or any other strong emotion that may have surfaced to our young artist’s heart.
Through the masterpieces of our youngsters, we hope to bring hope, healing, and
encouragement to anyone and everyone who is struggling through the dark times at this very moment.
The 2020 Peace and Love Art Contest would be open to all minors around the world
from July 15th, 2020 to August 30th, 2020. During this one month period, any artist who would remain under the age of 19 by December 31st, 2020, may submit their artwork digitally following the instructions below with no registration or participation fee. Please make sure that your submission is saved as a pdf.
How the world is dealing with Covid-19
How racial justice is being served within our society
As we have received many beautiful works of art from K-12 students from more than 10 countries around the world, YouShine Foundation has decided to increase the prize pool to acknowledge and reward even more participants.
Instead of one set of prizes, we have divided the participants into two groups: students from grades K-7, and students from grades 8-12.
The total Grand Prize pool has been increased from $500 to $800, from which the top 2 participants of each group will receive $200 each;
The total Gold Prize pool of the Gold prize remains $600, from which the top 3 participants of each group will receive $100 each;
The total Silver Prize pool remains $500, from which the top 5 participants of each group will receive $50 each;
The total number of Bronze Prizes will be increased as well, and each winner will receive a Certificate of Recognition.
Finally, all participants who have demonstrated their effort through their artwork will receive Participation Awards.
All winners' works will be displayed on the YouShine website and will also be published in the contest book.
The contest book will be provided digitally to all participants. A physical copy of the book can be mailed to you by request, at your cost. If you wish to receive a physical copy of the book, please contact us by Nov 30, 2020.
The work you submit must be original and your own idea, plagiarism will not be tolerated.
Each student is allowed one entry for this contest.
There are no size limits for the submitted artwork, though we would prefer for the submission to be scanned and in pdf format.
If a student is unable to properly scan their artwork, a picture taken with a smartphone will be fine for the judging process. (though if you wish to be printed in our art book, we will request a scanned version of your work)
Please stay on topic for your work. (we will ask for an explanation on how your artwork relates to one of the topics) Works that are not related will not be judged.
Submissions with an incomplete form will not be judged.
Please keep a copy of your work submitted as we may ask for rescans and resubmissions.
All submissions will be done through email.
*Please carefully read all rules before submitting your work*
The Organization We Are Fundraising For
All findings and profits received from this event will be donated to the BC Charity Organization, St. Paul’s Foundation, in support of their efforts in fighting against
COVID19 both locally and internationally.
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