The first Youth Poster Contest began in 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The contest was open to all Marin, CA middle and high school students. Unfortunately, following the pandemic, the contest was discontinued.
The Youth Poster Contest was unique in California and possibly nationally, providing an unprecedented and highly public platform for youth to stand up and speak out about issues important to them.
Marin youth designed remarkable posters that communicated their hopes and concerns about social justice, women’s rights, immigration, discrimination, climate change, firearms regulation, bullying, and other issues important to them.
Over $2,500 in prizes are awarded to the winners and to their schools in both the middle and high school categories. Art scholarships to the College of Marin were also awarded to the Producer's Award winner and top-place high school finishers.
Andrea Flores Miranda, 2019 Producer’s Award winner, said, “The contest helped me realize I have a voice, and I can express it through my art. It shows the perspective today’s youth have on these issues so that they can take action and better our future.”
Social Impact Productions is communicating with other youth-oriented nonprofits to resume the contest.