April’s contest asked youth to create art, films or write about how they cope with tough times (Hope), the changes they want to see in their communities (Justice), and actions young people can take to improve and support the world we live in to celebrate Earth Day (Monthly Prompt). See awards in three groups: April Monthly Prompt TikTok Challenge, Monthly Prompt, and Hope & Justice.
Here are our winners!
Pick Up Your Trash
First Place April Monthly Prompt
Artist: Jayden England
Landmark Middle School
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
The Earth is slowly getting ruined and I want to share to try and raise awareness. We can all do our part.
First Place April Hope and Justice
Artist: Charlotte Griffiths
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
For this project, I used acrylic paint and water to paint a recently hatched butterfly and its chrysalis. The butterfly has a rainbow pattern to represent the rainbow LGBTQ flag. The chrysalis represents the proverbial and literal closets that so many LGBTQ people are forced to hide in. Butterflies represent hope, so this project represents my hope that LGBTQ people will be able to come out of the closet and be accepted in the future.
First Place April TikTok Challenge
Artist: Itzel Ventura Medina
San Diego County
Chula Vista Learning Community Charter High School
Advisor: Melissa Gonzalez
This entry is based on many solutions available for people who want to take care of the planet. Every time we follow one of these, we have the ability to change our planet. Even though it's not ALL 8 billion people, one person caring for the planet is better than none.