Theme: Joy is resilience

How does experiencing joy help us heal? Joy is resilience is about healing from hurtful situations, trauma, mental health challenges, etc. through experiencing joy. How has joy positively impacted your recovery process? What things in your life bring you joy and make you a stronger and resilient person? There are many ways to experience joy, but we want to know how you have benefited from joy and how you personally experience it.

Pieces can be submitted to one of four categories. We ask that each participant only submit one original piece:

2D (Art made on a flat surface): Drawings, Paintings, Block printing, Collage, Mixed media, Poetry (on paper), etc.

3D (Art that is three dimensional): Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Glass, Metal or papier-mâché figures, etc.

4D (Art produced through technology): Graphic design, Digital illustrations, Photography, Spoken Poetry via video or audio clips, Dance via video, Music, or Podcast(s).

Short Films: Music video, Animation, Documentary, or a genre of your choice

Judging

Winners will be selected by an impartial panel of judges! Follow along on Instagram (@tobehonest.today) as we post submissions and then the final Top 12!

 

Pieces will be judged based on the following categories:
 

1. Originality: How well do the elements within the piece of art display the artist’s unique approach to the theme?
 

2. Creativity: How well do the elements (composition and design) within the piece of art display a sense of artistry?
 

3. Relevance to the theme: Based on the artist’s interpretation of the theme, as reflected in the sentences accompanying each piece, how well does the art piece reflect the theme?

Prizes

1st place, 2D & 3D: $300 art supply gift card

2nd place, 2D & 3D: $200 art supply gift card

3rd place, 2D & 3D: $100 art supply gift card

1st place, 4D & Short Film: $300 new media gift card

2nd place, 4D & Short Film: $200 new media gift card

3rd: place, 4D & Short Film: $100 new media gift card

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Submit your art  to our Fall 2021 Art Contest!

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