February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM), a month dedicated to bringing attention to an issue that effects 1 in 3 teens in the United States. TDVAM is a national effort focused on advocacy and education to stop dating violence before it starts.
NYSCADV's theme for engaging youth in conversations about healthy relationship behaviors in 2022 is "Know Your Worth." We invite you to join us in our efforts to raise awareness and to foster dialogue about what healthy relationships look like by spreading the word among the teens and young people you work with about our annual Digital Art Contest.
How to Participate in NYSCADV’s “Know Your Worth” Art Contest
Entries express the theme, Know Your Worth and may be submittedanytime through Monday, February 28 at 9pm. Voting will take place March 1-3, and winners will be announced on March 4.
- Start by reviewing the contest details and guidelines
- Create your submission. Entries can be in any of the following formats: Visual arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media/collage), Literary Arts (short story/essay, poetry), Graphic Arts (paint, draw, design in a digital medium including memes,) Performance Art (not to exceed 3 minutes video entries including performed skits, dance, musical performance or compositions)
- Register your artwork in the contest
It's easy to sign up and get involved!
- Click here to register entries for students age 12-17.
- Click here to register entire for students 18+
The contest is open to all individuals ages 12-20 in New York State. Contestants under 18 years of age must have parent/guardian permission to enter. Group entries are permitted, but if selected as a winner the group will receive 1 prize in total. There is no cost to participate.
Voting & Prizes
The deadline for entry submission is 9pm on Monday, February 28th. Voting will take place between March 1-3.
There will be a winner for each age category based on the submission that receives the highest number of votes in that group.
Additionally, there will be a grand prize winner. This award will be given to the submission of any category that has the most expressive, creative, inspirational, and/or compelling theme of “Know Your Worth” The winner of this category will be selected by a panel of experts, including representatives from Queery, NYSCASA and NYSCADV.
The winners of each category will receive an Amazon gift card. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card, as well as have their submission featured in various NYSCADV education and communications materials, such as the NYSCADV webpage, resources, and social media channels. A profile of the artist and their winning submission will also be shared in the March or April issue of NYSCADV’s electronic monthly newsletter (at the discretion of the winner.) Additionally, the project mentor (teacher, coach, educator, etc.) of the grand prize winner will also receive a $100 Visa gift card.
Thank you for your involvement and support!
By raising awareness about teen dating violence, we can work together to help teens and young people have safe and healthy relationships. Learn more here.