San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking Teen Poster and Writing Contests

Contest Theme: “It could be me. It could be you.”

Human Trafficking, known as modern day slavery, is making a person work or sell themselves by threats, physical or psychological force, fraud, or coercion, and includes the forced labor or sexual exploitation of children. The FBI identified the San Francisco Bay Area as a hot spot for human trafficking in the US.

Eligibility: The contest is open to middle and high school students attending public, private, or home schools in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.

Contest Rules: • Poster size must be between 8.5″ x 11″ and 22″ x 28″. • Original artwork ONLY (no copyrighted materials). • Any media may be used (paint, crayons, stickers, charcoal, computer-generated graphics, etc.). • Posters can be created by an individual or in groups of up to 3 members. • Limit of one entry per student or group. • The theme title “It could be me. It could be you.” must be on the poster. • The submitted artwork will be judged on the poster’s message, visual effectiveness, universal appeal, and originality.

Contest Rules: • Writing must not exceed 500 words. • Original writing ONLY (no previously written or published materials). • The document can be printed, typed or written legibly (illegible submissions will be rejected). • Writing can be completed by an individual or in groups of up to 3 members. • Limit of one entry per student or group. • The contest theme “It could be me. It could be you.” must be addressed in the writing itself. • The submitted writing will be judged for its compelling message and originality.

Submission: Deliver or mail artwork to: SFCAHT Poster Contest c/o San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking 2000 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 411, San Francisco, CA 94109 *Please package the poster flat (and not rolled). Email digital artwork to: 2016teencontest@gmail.com Subject Line: “2016 Teen poster contest: [Student Name(s)]”

Winners will be recognized by SF officials at the Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign Closing Event Feb. 10, 2016 at the Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Library. Details to be announced at www.sfcaht.org.

1st prize: $500

2nd prize: $200

3rd prize: $50

Questions? Contact: Rose Mukhar, Teen Contest Committee Chair, SFCAHT Email: 2016teencontest@gmail.com; Telephone: 650.995.4893

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