Our Collective Future Visual Art Challenge

2020 Youth Art Challenge Guide Image

Idaho middle school/junior high and high school students are invited to enter the Our Collective Future Visual Art Challenge.

Art connects us to ourselves and each other. Art connects us to ideas and action. Art connects the past, the present and the future.
We cannot become what we cannot imagine! Visions of our collective future will connect us to the possibilities of a whole, thriving world.

Click here for the Art Challenge Guidelines



Create an original piece of visual art (painting, performance, dance, video, community demonstration etc.) that tells a story about Our Collective Future: a future where everyone is valued for their whole authentic selves, everyone is safe, and everyone can thrive. Choose from one of the five prompts on the theme of Our Collective Future.

Who is eligible?

Student artists must be in Idaho middle school/junior high school or high school – public, private, alternative school settings, or youth groups – or be a 12- to 18-year-old Homeschooled student residing in Idaho.

Deadline for submission is midnight Monday, March 30, 2020.


  • $500 awarded to 1 artist from middle school/junior high and 1 artist from high school and published as the cover art for the Stories of Our Collective Future anthology to be released April 2020.
  • $100 awarded to each of the top 10 selections for middle school/junior high school and the high school categories and published in the middle school/junior high school and the high school Stories of Our Collective Future to be released in April 2020.
  • All published works will list the artist, teacher, and school. A book of the published works will be distributed to Idaho’s middle/junior high schools and high schools. Make sure your school is represented!

How to Enter – Deadline, Midnight Monday, March 30, 2020

Option 1 – Online:
Click here to submit your hi-resolution photograph or video of your submission online.

Option 2 – Mail:
Mail your submission or a hi-resolution photograph with your name, address, cell phone number, school name, grade, and teacher’s name to the:

Art Challenge – Our Collective Future Submission
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
Linen Building
1402 W. Grove Street
Boise, ID 83702


Please email Yara Slaton at at the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence


This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K019 and 2016-WR-AX-0008 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the artists(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.