CECLC Art and Poetry Contests

The César E. Chávez Leadership Conference sponsors an annual Art and Poetry Contest. All students from the participating high schools may enter each contest with one entry. Winners will receive prizes, have their name published in the conference program and be acknowledged the day of the conference with a plaque. First place is $250, Second place is $200, Third place is $150, and Honorable Mention is $50.

The rules for the art and poetry contests are outlined below. All contest entries must follow contest rules and guidelines to be considered for the competition.


ART CONTEST

The art contest is open to all students whose school is participating in the César E. Chávez Leadership Conference.

There are two different types of artwork that may be submitted:
1. Drawing: A pencil or ink drawing that depicts the theme of this conference or is related to César E. Chávez.
2. Illustration: A colored illustration of the theme for this year’s conference and of César Chávez. This may be done in colored pencil, acrylics, oil pastels, watercolors or oil.

Requirements:

  • The artwork submitted must be related to César Chávez or his spirit, legacy, work, etc.
  • All work submitted must be the artist’s original work and created by the student’s hand. Computer-generated work will not be accepted.
  • All work must be mounted and ready for display. It must be mounted on a matte board or a display board.

  • All work must not be smaller than 8” x 10” or larger than 11” x 14”.

  • Your artwork must have a title and be signed by the artist

  • No inappropriate language, negative connotations, guns/weapons, etc.

  • Art submissions must me submitted with an Art Contest Submissions Form. 

Art entries with contest form attached must be postmarked by January 17, 2020 and mailed to address listed below.

Please click here for the Art Contest Submissions Form.
(Only art submissions with contest form attached will be considered)

Por favor haga click aqui para la forma del Concurso de Arte.
(Solo las obras de arte con la forma del Concurso de Arte incluida seran considerados para el concurso.)

Art submissions should be mailed to:
c/o Rolando Florez
1500 SE 130th Ave. 
Portland, Oregon 97233


POETRY CONTEST

The poetry contest is open to all students whose school is participating in the César E. Chávez Leadership Conference.

Possible topics:

  • What does the life of César E. Chávez mean to my community and me?

  • How can Latinx youth carry on the work of César E. Chávez? How do we keep his spirit alive?

  • What qualities of César E. Chávez do you most admire?

  • How can we improve the quality of life for Latinx community?

  • How can we live/lead by the example of César E. Chávez?

  • and any other topic related to the legace of César E. Chávez

Requirements:

  • All work must be original.
  • Poem may be written in either Spanish or English.

  • Poem must be related to César E. Chávez

  • Poem must be typed.

  • Your poem must have a title and be signed by the writer

  • No inappropriate language, negative connotations, guns/weapons, etc.

  • Poem must be at least 150 and no more than 250 words.

  • Poem entries must be submitted with a Poetry Contest Form.

Poetry entries and Poetry Contest Forms must be emailed to CECLCartandpoetry@gmail.com by 5:00 p.m. on January 17, 2020.

Please click here for the Poetry Contest Form.
(Only poetry submissions with contest form attached will be considered)

Por favor haga click aqui para la forma del Concurso de Poesía.
(Solo los poemas con la forma del Concurso de Poesia incluida seran considerados para el concurso.)


Art & Poetry Contests deadline:

January 17, 2020 


For questions or additional information:

Rolando Florez – Art Contest Only
rolando_florez@ddsd40.org
503-261-8382
Marina Alvarez – Poetry Contest Only
ceclcartandpoetry@gmail.com
971-708-8875