The Hope & Justice Art and Film Contest centers topics youth are grappling with in their day to day lives – mental health, racism, economic uncertainty, climate change, health disparities – with prompts that ask them to express and process their feelings in a positive and impactful format. Youth are asked to share how they find hope, ways they cope with tough times and complex feelings, and the changes they hope to see in their communities.

  • Currently open to young people ages 12 to 25 in California
  • Contest offered throughout the school year
  • All formats accepted: Visual art, films, poetry, original song, narrative, PSAs, speeches, dance, spoken word, animated film, Tik Tok videos and more!