Student Voices Contest
The Student Voices Contest, founded in 1996 by then ICHV Board Member Bob Williamson, was created to give Illinois youth an opportunity for creative self-expression on the topic of gun violence, as well as to provide a public platform for youth voices to be heard. A state-wide essay, poetry, spoken word, and art contest open to students in 1st – 12th grade, the Student Voices Contest solicits entries from youth all over Illinois and shares their statements with members, stakeholders, community leaders, and legislators to ensure that youth have a voice on this devastating issue. All entries are processed through two extensive rounds of judging from which winners are selected. Blue Ribbon Winners receive an iPad for themselves and a $100 gift certificate for their classroom teacher as prizes. Student winners share their winning works at an annual awards assembly hosted by ICHV, as well as at awards presentations in their own school and various ICHV events throughout the year.
For more information and to submit an entry, download the 2015-2016 Student Voices Contest packet today!