2014 Creative Expression Contest Español
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.
Official online entry form
Print out entry form
2013 Elementary School Winners
1st Place: Cyrus the Great by Carson Cummins, Findley Elementary, 5th grade, essay
Runner-up: Racism on a Different Level by Gareth Cooper, Findley Elementary, 5th grade, essay
Runner-up: No Matter by Han Yun, Jacob Wismer Elementary, 5th grade, drawing
2013 Middle School Winners
1st Place: Human Rights Project by Torrie Webb, Valley Catholic School, 8th grade, video
Runner-up: A Girls Right to Education by Abha Joshi, International School of Beaverton, 8th grade, essay
Runner-up: Equal Education for All by Joanna Hoang, Valley Catholic School, 8th grade, drawing
2013 High School Winners
1st Place: Veritas by Colette Parry, Southridge High School, 11th grade, poem
Winners - Creative Expression Contest 2012