Call For Entry: Artists v. Hate, Standing Up for Humanity

By Editorial Team on February 1, 2021

*Extended* Deadline: February 5 by 11:59pm ET

The DC Office of the Attorney General, in partnership with Project Create, has launched a DC youth art competition called Artists v. Hate, Standing Up for Humanity. This competition, which is a part of Attorney General Racine’s larger counter hate initiative, is designed to empower DC youth to stand up against hate, to promote social justice, and to inspire change through art! Now more than ever, we’re looking for opportunities to heal through art.

About the Competition

What is it?
We want to empower DC youth to design artwork that counters hate, promotes social justice, and inspires change. The Office of the Attorney General and Project Create designed this competition to generate dialogue in and outside of the classroom about taking a stand against hate and standing up for the common humanity we all share.

Who can participate?
Any District resident ages 11-19.

What art form is accepted?
Any! Spoken word, poetry, paintings, drawings, mixed media, graphic design, video, photography, etc. The rules and restrictions:

  • All artwork submissions must be accompanied by an artist statement, not to exceed 150 words.
  • JPEG, PNG, PDF, and MP4 files accepted.
  • MP4 files should not exceed 2 minutes.

Submit your artwork here.

How are the winners decided?
A panel of judges will vote on first, second, and third place winners.

What will the winners receive?
1st place $250, 2nd place $100, and 3rd place $50. Five honorable mentions will receive $20 gift cards to Blick Art Materials.

Note: All winners and honorable mentions will be asked to complete a media release form provided by the Office of the Attorney General in advance of the virtual ceremony held in January 2021. Adult consent will be required for minors.

When is it due?
All art is due by 11:59PM ET on Friday, February 5, 2021!  Details on the virtual ceremony are forthcoming. Check here for further details on that event.

Where can I direct any other questions that I have?
Email peoplevhate@dc.gov. We’re happy to answer your questions and are excited that you’re interested in the competition.