UPDATE: Announcing the Winners
No one is born knowing what a healthy relationship is. We learn how to have relationships through experience and conversations with friends, family, and peers. Violence Prevention Grey Bruce wants to encourage young people to have conversations about healthy relationships so we launched a creative contest for students in grades 7-12, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live or go to school in Grey Bruce. We challenged students in grades 7 and 8 to create a piece of visual or graphic art. Students in grades 9 -12 could create visual art or 60 second videos that raise awareness or start conversations about some aspect of healthy or unhealthy relationships. You can find information about healthy and unhealthy relationships in Power and Control and Equality Wheels, through the Are You Cool graphic, and through the Draw the Line Campaign.
Between the fall of 2019 and June 2020 we accepted submissions and offered some video workshops to give folks a chance to create submissions.
Here are the winners.
Visual Art: Grades 7-8
1st Prize – Kyra Bryja and Aleida Nelson
2nd Prize – Marissa Walter
Visual Art: Grades 9-12
1st Prize – Pankti Shah
2nd Prize – Aislinn Laporte
3rd Prize – Saskia Remers
Visual Art: Adults with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities
1st Prize – Michael Dantas
2nd Prize – Deb Nichol
3rd Prize – Maddy Korpikoski
Video: Grades 9-12
1st Prize – Isabella Upwards and Emily Nadjiwon
2nd Prize – Jannis Migwans and Larissa McDonald
3rd Prize – Jennis Sawlkey, Kiniw Migwans, Dove Levi, Julia Migwans
The visual art needed to be square, the videos couldn’t be longer than one minute. After there was total creative freedom. Videos could include animations, poetry, music, rants, or a montage. Visual art could be created digitally or through physical mediums.
Here are a few things to avoid:
- graphic depictions of violence (communicate your message in ways that won’t trigger people who have experienced violence)
- language that would keep us from being able to share your art in public or on social media (think about making this accessible to a child or your grandparents)
- victim blaming
Winners will be selected from grades 7-8 visual, 9-12 visual, 9-12 video, Adults with cognitive or intellectual disabilities
Cash prizes will be awarded:
First place – $100,
Second place – $50,
Third Place – $30.
Submissions will be displayed and the winners will be announced at an event in October (we hope).
The winning submissions will also be shared through Violence Prevention Grey Bruce’s social media channels.
Every submission will be considered for showcasing at the October event, showcasing on the VPGB website, and eventual distribution through social media channels. If you have more than one idea, submit more than one submission.
Submissions will be judged on:
- how well they communicate a key theme,
- their creativity,
- the power of their impact.
How to submit:
Physical art can be dropped off at the Men’s Program at 1026 2nd Ave East in Owen Sound. Confirm drop off plans with Jon by calling 519-379-2574.
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in October 2020.
Keep your eye on this page for more details as we confirm the location and time.
Print this poster to share with your class, friends, family, neighbourhood.