Above: Youth Poster Contest 2019 Producer’s Award, “The Last Straw,” by Andrea Flores Miranda
The 2022 Youth Poster Contest opened Jan. 3 for all Marin middle and high school students, both public and private.
Marin youth are invited to design a poster that communicates their hopes and concerns about social justice, health, women’s rights, immigration, discrimination, climate change, firearms regulation, bullying and other issues important to them. Posters can be submitted at RileyStreet Art Supply in San Rafael through the May 6 contest deadline.
The Youth Poster Contest is developed in partnership and supported by the Marin County Office of Education. Approximately $3,800 in prizes will be awarded to the contest winners.
New for 2022, the College of Marin will provide $1,400 in college scholarships for the Producer’s Award and the first, second and third place winners in the high school division. These scholarships can be applied to the cost of fees, textbooks or supplies, with no expiration date. Winners may choose from a variety of art, design and related courses as well as summer career academies.
Above: Second place awardee in 2019, “Take Action on Wildfires,” by Maria Villar
The Youth Poster Contest will expand its outreach to underserved students in many Marin Title I schools. The Title I school program provides free in-school poster workshops, a guest art instructor and free art supplies for the class and students. Additionally, a new partnership was formed with Next Generation Scholars, which will provide free art poster workshops for its middle school program serving first-generation, under-resourced Marin County school students.
“There has never been a more important time for young people to speak out and get involved in their community,” said state Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg. “The Youth Poster Contest is an inspiration to all of us, and it is amazing to see what these talented students create and focus on. We are so incredibly grateful for their work.”
The 2022 Youth Poster Contest is produced pro bono by Bruce Burtch, in partnership by Marin County Office of Education, RileyStreet Art Supply, Marin Community Foundation, Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, County of Marin Community Service Fund, The Rock Poster Society, Haight Street Art Center, Good Earth Natural Foods, Marin Independent Journal and seven Marin Rotary clubs.
Full details on prizes, rules and deadlines can be found at youthpostercontest.org.
Above” First place in 2019, “Love is Love,” by Tika Win (top) and the 2018 first place winner, “Let Equality Flourish,” by Zoe Jaros.
– Photos courtesy of Youth Poster Contest