11th Annual Human Rights Creative Expression Contest will Open January 2015
The City of Beaverton’s Human Rights Advisory Committee (HRAC) invites all Beaverton area elementary, intermediate, and high school students to enter the annual Creative Expression Contest.
This is an opportunity for you to share your feelings, opinions, experiences, and ideas about the importance of human and civil rights, and the best part is you can use any medium to convey your thoughts.
That’s right! You could paint or draw a picture, write or sing a song, write a poem, play, or performance piece, make a movie, create a photo-essay, sculpt your message in clay, and of course, written essays are always welcome, too. The possibilities, like your imagination, are limitless. Español
In addition to a public display of entries for an entire year at the Beaverton City Library
, the HRAC will hold an awards ceremony at a City Council
Meeting in May, honoring one winner and two runners-up from each age category (elementary, intermediate, and high school) for their exemplary work. Previous top winners have had their work published in local papers. Some have been chosen to present their work at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration the following January.
Winning entries will show a comprehensive understanding of human rights issues (discrimination, inclusion, etc.) in a creative and original style. Participants must attend classes or be home-schooled in the Beaverton area. Entries may be submitted by an individual, in small groups, or by an entire class, but only one award will be presented per entry.