The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is holding its annual Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month art contest to raise awareness about the issue. The 2022 contest, with the theme of “Know Your Worth” is open to anyone in New York State between the ages of 12 and 20.
Submissions will be accepted until 9 pm on Monday, February 28. The three winners will be announced on March 4, one in the 12-17 age group, one in the 18-20 age group, and a grand prize winner. Complete details and rules can be found here.
Retreat volunteers Amanda (left) and Kayla (right) created and submitted these pieces of art in 2021. Amanda’s piece “Self Love Reminder” won the grand prize. Both pieces were donated to The Retreat and now hang in the living room of the Stephanie House, our 18-bed emergency shelter.