MNH&V 2012 Youth Art Contest
Youth Pride in Being Deaf or Hard of Hearing
MNH&V 2012 Art Contest Entry Form
MNH&V 2012 Art Contest Flyer
2012 Artwork Images PowerPoint
The MNH&V 2012 Youth Art Contest theme was “Youth Pride in Being Deaf or Hard of Hearing” for ages 1-21 in the state of Minnesota. Participants submitted one piece of original artwork using this theme.
They had the option of including a short essay in 200 words or less, explaining how their piece represented “Youth Pride in Being Deaf or Hard of Hearing”. They were also given the following questions to help guide them:
- What inspired you?
- Does your piece have to do with a memory, story, or personal experience?
- Did you have difficulty or was it easy? Why or why not?
- Have you done other artwork like this before?
The deadline to submit artwork was Wednesday, November 28, 2012. The artwork was judged by the Minnesota Hands & Voices Advisory Committee in early December. Judging was done anonymously, and those who participated in the voting would have been excused if they knew a student who had entered.
We had participants whose ages ranged from 6-17
This was our first ever Youth Art Contest, and the staff of Minnesota Hands & Voices would like to express how proud we are of these artists! We had not posted how we were going to judge the artwork, because we had still been putting this project together. However, we did do our very best to be sure it was as fair as possible.
It was a great pleasure to see the wonderful works of art. We could see how each student put a lot of thought and effort into their piece…sharing something personal to them that touched our hearts!
We look forward to another MNH&V Youth Art Contest with a new theme for the year 2013. For now, please enjoy these entries for the 2012 theme “Youth Pride in Being Deaf or Hard of Hearing”!
Allison, age 6
"I Like Being Deaf...Sometimes I'm Deaf"
Maddie, age 7
Carter, age 9
Claire, age 10
“Me and My Hearing Aids”
Emma, age 10
“Rainbow of Learning”
Mason, age 10
“To Give Your Ears an Extra Life”
Shivali, age 9
“Deaf is Fun!”
Izabella, age 9
“I’m Proud of Myself”
Dylan, age 13
“Loud Get Out”
Shawnae, age 13
“Change the World”
Myshue, age 13
PaDur, age 14
Der, age 15
Jamison, age 17