SAAM Student Art Contest

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (aka #SAAM)! In recognition of the significance and impact sexual violence has on our communities, we invite students to participate in YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s 3rd Annual SAAM Student Art Contest. We have categories for high school, junior high school, and elementary school participants. Please click on each category below for more information.

high school participants

We want to invite high school students to express their ideas on eliminating rape culture through art. Students are encouraged to use any artistic medium (painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, music, poetry) to answer the question “How do we end rape culture?”

Contest entry is free and three (3) winners across DuPage & Cook County will receive a $50 YWCA Chicago gift card. Winners will be announced in April 2023.

junior high school participants

All teens have the right to feel safe in all their relationships no matter who that relationship is with. Many students already know what it takes to have healthy relationships. We hope to highlight their knowledge of healthy relationships and safety by providing an opportunity for them to show off their artistic flair and skills.

Junior high school students are encouraged to use any artistic medium (painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, music, poetry) to answer the question “What does a healthy relationship need?”

Contest entry is free and 3 winners across DuPage & Cook County will receive a $50 YWCA Chicago gift card. Winners will be announced in April 2023.

elementary school participants

Many of your students have participated in our Child Assault Prevention Program over the years. We want to give all your students the opportunity to show off their artistic flair and skills. 

All kids have the right to feel safe wherever they are and with whoever they are with, and many of them already know what it takes and what they need to feel safe. Students are encouraged to use any artistic medium (painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, music, poetry) to answer the question “What do kids need to feel safe?”

Contest entry is free and 3 winners across DuPage & Cook County will receive a $50 YWCA Chicago gift card. Winners will be announced in April 2023.

Students/parents are also encouraged to consider sharing their artwork via their own TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook using the hashtag #ywcaSAAMcontest, and tag us! By entering this contest, students/parents will be consenting to having their artwork published across YWCA Chicago social media platforms. We can’t wait to see everyone’s artwork!

To learn how to submit your artwork or have any questions about this contest, please reach out to magali.gamboa@ywcachicago.org