VISUAL ARTS CONTEST
2021 Contest Information
Submit a poster, photo or video entry by March 31, 2021.
Award Ceremony - April 23, 2021
This is DLC’s 31st Annual Erica Grossman High School Visual Arts Contest. Since 1990, tens of thousands of high school students have participated in the Donate Life Connecticut’s Annual Visual Arts Contest, and we are inviting you to showcase the creativity and talent of your students by encouraging their participation in this year’s program. Prizes for winning submissions include:
1st Place: $100 Amazon.com Gift Card
2nd Place: $75 Amazon.com Gift Card
3rd Place: $50 Amazon.com Gift Card
Tony Award: Cash Prize
Teacher Prize: The teacher of the 1st Place Winner will be awarded a $50 Amazon.com gift card
Why is it important to get this life-saving message to high school students?
The contest is intended to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation, and the importance of becoming a registered donor. Donation and transplantation can affect anyone. With most Connecticut students applying for their driver’s license or state ID at the age of 16, our goal—by encouraging students to create a poster, photography piece, or video message—is for students to be better informed about organ donation and the donor registry when asked if they want to be a registered organ and tissue donor at the DMV.
This year, due to continued COVID-19 concerns, awards will be virtually presented for selected submissions on April 23, 2021, as an ending celebration during National Donate Life Month (April). In addition to first, second, and third place winners, a special Tony Award is also presented to one student in memory of a young man who passed away while waiting for a transplant.
Below, you’ll find information detailing the contest rules and requirements, examples of past winners, and the submission form that must be adhered to the back of each submission.
In collaboration with the Annual Visual Arts Contest, Donate Life Connecticut offers you the opportunity to invite organ and tissue transplantation professionals into the classroom for an in-house presentation designed for students, offering information on donation and the role that each individual can play in saving and improving the quality of life of others.
To schedule a presentation or to ask questions about the visual art contest, please contact Melanie Tietjen at 203-387-1549 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Flyer - Feel free to print and post!
2020 First Place
2020 Third Place
2020 Second Place
2020 Tony Award
2019 Visual Arts Poster Contest Winner
2018 Visual Arts Poster Contest Winner
2017 Visual Arts Poster Contest Winner
2016 Visual Arts Poster Contest Winner