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2014 Creative Expression Contest                        Español

Express Yourself
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.

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.

Official online entry form

Print out entry form (PDF)


2013 Elementary School Winners

1st Place: Cyrus the Great by Carson Cummins, Findley Elementary, 5th grade, essay
Cyrus the Great by Carson Cummins

Runner-up: Racism on a Different Level by Gareth Cooper, Findley Elementary, 5th grade, essay
Racism on a Different Level by Gareth Cooper

Runner-up: No Matter by Han Yun, Jacob Wismer Elementary, 5th grade, drawing
No Matter by Han Yun

2013 Middle School Winners

1st Place: Human Rights Project by Torrie Webb, Valley Catholic School, 8th grade, video
Human Rights Project by Torrie Webb

Runner-up: A Girls Right to Education by Abha Joshi, International School of Beaverton, 8th grade, essay
A Girls Right to Education by Abha Joshi

Runner-up: Equal Education for All by Joanna Hoang, Valley Catholic School, 8th grade, drawing
Equal Education for All by Joanna Hoang


2013 High School Winners

1st Place: Veritas by Colette Parry, Southridge High School, 11th grade, poem
Veritas by Colette Parry


Previous Winners
Winners - Creative Expression Contest 2012