Signal For Help Art Contest for Ages 7 – 16

Contest deadline: February 6, 2023 at 12 p.m. PST

Thank you for your interest in our Signal for Help art contest. Your art submissions will help us raise awareness about the Signal for Help and how everyone can play a role in preventing gender-based violence.

The Signal for Help is a one-handed gesture you can use if you are experiencing abuse to show you need help and want someone to check in with you in a safe way.

We’re calling on creative young people to create a piece of art based on this prompt: What does helping someone in an unsafe situation look like?

Your art submissions will help us spread the word about safety from gender-based violence. Read on to find out how to enter and learn about prizes:

Contest Highlights

  • This contest is open to ages 7-16.
  • You can enter in one of three age categories: 7-10, 11-13, 14-16
  • Submissions can come from individuals and groups
  • Each contest participant is allowed to send one entry
  • Physical art, digital art and media, poetry and songs are eligible
  • The Signal for Help art contest closes on February 6, 2023 at 12 p.m. PST

How will winners be selected?

  • The Foundation’s Girls’ Fund grantee partners will review submissions and choose the top three in each category
  • Members of the Signal for Help campaign working group will then select a winner in each category
  • Winners are contacted and announced on our website and social media platforms

How to enter

  1. Enter the contest and submit your art using this entry form.
  2. Submit the parent/guardian/elder consent form to Maria Baez at mbaez@canadianwomen.org

Prizes

Ages 7-10 Ages 11-13 Ages 14-16
$100 cash to winner $200 cash to winner $300 cash to winner
$100 matching donation to grantee charity of choice $200 matching donation to grantee charity of choice $300 matching donation to grantee charity of choice
Work with professional artist to translate design into a sticker Work with professional artist to translate design into a sticker Work with professional artist to translate design into a sticker
Sticker sheets and personal T-shirt or hoodie featuring final design Sticker sheets and personal T-shirt or hoodie featuring final design Sticker sheets and personal T-shirt or hoodie featuring final design