High School Poetry Slam & Art Competition
Are you a high school student who loves to create art or write poetry/spoken word? Do you like to use your creative voice to make a difference and bring awareness to important issues? If so, please consider submitting a piece of art or poetry/spoken word for our competition that will be a part of the Human Trafficking & Social Justice High School Workshop!
No longer than 5 minutes
No inappropriate language
No bigger than 30”x36” (length x height)
2D artwork is preferred
Can use various mediums: photography, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, colored pencils, ink, chalk, collage, mixed media, etc.
The art or poetry/spoken word must answer one of the following questions related to labor or sex trafficking:
(CLICK HERE for in-depth answers to these questions)
What is human trafficking?
Who are the victims?
Who are the traffickers and buyers?
Why does it happen?
How are vulnerable people/victims recruited?
Where are victims recruited?
Where are places victims are sold?
What are the warning signs?
Where can victims go to get help/Where can you go to get help?
How can you reduce the risk of trafficking/How can you be safe?
How can you be an upstander (a bystander who steps up to do something)?
*Please make sure that you have done your research so your art or poetry/spoken word accurately reflects this topic.
How to Submit
Type out your completed poem/spoken word piece
Email the document to email@example.com
You must submit the email no later than Friday, August 16th at 5 pm to be considered in the competition.
The Poetry Slam Committee will review each piece of poetry/spoken word and will let each artist know if their piece was selected.
Take a picture of your completed artwork
Email the picture along with a description of the artwork, the size of the piece, and the medium used to firstname.lastname@example.org
You must submit the email no later than Friday, August 30th at 5 pm to be considered in the competition.
The Art Competition Committee will review each piece of art and will let each artist know if their piece was selected.
Recognitions, Awards & Grand Prizes
Each piece of poetry selected by the Poetry Slam Committee will be showcased at the High School Poetry Slam on Friday, August 23rd @ 7 pm at Brew Coffee (1440 Secor Road).
Winning finalists will be chosen at the Poetry Slam and will be showcased at the High School Human Trafficking & Social Justice Workshop on September 18th at The University of Toledo.
The Grand Prize winner will receive $300.
Each piece of art selected by the Art Competition Committee will be displayed and recognized at the High School Art Competition on Friday, September 6th @ 6 pm at The University of Toledo’s Center for Visual Arts (620 Grove Place).
Winning finalists will be chosen at the Art Competition to be displayed at the High School Human Trafficking & Social Justice Workshop on September 18th at The University of Toledo. These pieces will also be displayed at the Center for Visual Arts for two weeks in September.
The Grand Prize winner will receive $300