“This Is Where I Belong” High School Art Contest (APA Voice)

Redistricting is the process of drawing political boundaries that are called “districts” based on where people live. How these districts are drawn determines who runs for political office at the city, state, and federal level and who can vote for these candidates. Elected representatives make important decisions that impact our lives daily, such as funding for our schools, hospitals, jobs, and parks. If districts are drawn that divide our communities, we will have less power. However, if districts are drawn that keep our communities together, we will have more power to advocate for issues we care about.

Theme: Your artwork must address the contest theme “This Is Where I Belong.” What places in your neighborhood reflect your culture and make you feel like you belong?

Eligibility: In order to enter this contest, you must be a High School student, be between the ages 13-19years AND live in Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Queens

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded in EACH of these boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn1st place – $750; 2nd place – $250; and 3rd place– $100How to Enter:To enter, you need to complete this Google form and attach your artwork: https://tinyurl.com/APAArtContest by June 28, 2021.

Any questions, please contactinfo@apavoice.org

Accepted forms of Artwork: We will accept submissions of all visual artworks,that include paintings, drawings, sketches, sculptures,photography, collages, etc. We will NOT accept any videos, digital art or written forms such as essays,stories, narratives or poetry.

Judging & Winners: All winning artwork pieces become the property of APA Redistricting Task Force. Judging done by our coalition member groups. Emphasis is on how well your artwork relates to the theme.

APA VOICE Redistricting Task Force Members: Academy of Medical Health and Public Services,Asian Americans for Equality, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Caribbean Equality Project, CHHAYA, Chinese American Planning Council,Chinese Progressive Association, Homecrest Community Services, Korean Community Services, MinKwon Center for Community Action, OCA-NY, South Asian Council for Social Services, Shetu, South Queens Women’s March, Taking Our Seat

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