The San Antonio Blue Ribbon Task Force Against Child Abuse & Neglect is gearing up for Child Abuse Awareness Month in April with a poster design contest intended to encourage dialogue about child abuse awareness. The winning poster and its message will be adopted as the Task Force’s new awareness campaign for 2016.
All children in grades K-12 across the greater San Antonio area are invited to show what child abuse awareness means to them by submitting their creative artwork to Senator Carlos Uresti in person or by mail at 3315 Sidney Brooks Dr., Ste. 100, San Antonio, TX 78235. Entries should be 11″x17″ or smaller.
Encouraged themes are:
- It’s okay to ask for help (Asking for help is a positive thing)
- Families Helping Families (Reaching out to help others can make a difference)
- Take a Stand (Speak out! Your voice matters)
- Happy Kids/Families (Being safe and loved creates a happy environment)
Once submitted and approved for content, the artwork will be featured on the Blue Ribbon Task Force’s Facebook page. Youths and their families are encouraged to share their artwork with others via Facebook. The Blue Ribbon Task Force’s executive members will vote on the entries, and the winner will be announced on April 1, at Senator Carlos Uresti’s annual child abuse awareness press conference in San Antonio.
The youth who submits the winning poster will be recognized as the Blue Task Force’s Young Ambassador and will receive a commemorative pin from Senator Uresti. The poster design will be featured on the task force’s new website at www.blueribbontaskforce.com and displayed in the Capitol office of Sen. Uresti. The deadline for submission is March 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Please be sure to include your name, address and a contact email. For more information or questions, go The Blue Ribbon Task Force Facebook Page or contact Bryant Villa at 210-932-2568.