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11th Annual Human Rights Creative Expression Contest NOW OPEN!

Kick-off event:
Martin Luther King celebration on Sunday, January 18 at Southminster Presbyterian Church 12250 SW Denney Road, Beaverton OR 97008 beginning at 4 pm.

Opens: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Closes: Friday, February 27, 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.

Fill out online entry form or print it out (PDF)

Judgment Criteria
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.

2014 Elementary School Winners    
Winner:  Kayla Rodrigues, Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School        

Kayla Rodrigues Entry

Runner up:  Mrs. Krueger’s 5th Grade Class,
Sexton Mountain Elementary School

Mrs Krueger 5th grade entry
Runner up:  Nikhar Khamesra, Elmonica 
Elementary School

Khamesra entry

2014 Middle School Winners
Winner:  Grace Tran, Stoller Middle School

Runner up:  Juliette Ball Noise, Mountain View Middle School
Runner up:  MAPS Club In a Perfect World , Mountain View Middle School

2014 High School Winners
All 2014 entries

Previous Winners