Now Accepting Applications for 2022 ‘A Day Without Violence’ Art & Poetry Contest – Due by April 30
Betty Griffin Center is now accepting submissions from St. Johns County Students for the 2022 ‘A Day Without Violence’ Art and Poetry Contest.
The project is open to all St. Johns County students in kindergarten through 12th grade, whether they attend public school, private school or are home-schooled. All entries are due by April 30, 2021. Prizes are awarded for the winners, who are selected by a group of independent artists: 1st Place — $50; 2nd Place — $25; 11 honorable mentions will be presented $10 each.
All 13 winning artists and 12 poets will have their work reproduced in the Betty Griffin Center ‘A Day Without Violence 2022 Calendar.’ The agency prints more than 3,000 calendars for distribution throughout the county.
The winners will receive special recognition during a St. Johns County School Board Meeting, and have their artwork displayed at the St. Johns County Administration Building located at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084, throughout the month of October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Student artists and poets can drop off their submissions at the following locations:
- Betty Griffin Center Thrift Shoppe locations at 445 SR 13 North, St. Johns, Florida (corner of Race Track Rd. and SR 13) or 1961 A1A South, St. Augustine, Florida
- Bartram Trail Branch Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd., Fruit Cove, Florida
- Hastings Branch Library, 6195 S. Main St., Hastings, Florida
- Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida
- Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library,101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
- Southeast Branch Library, 6670 US 1 South, St. Augustine, Florida
- Anastasia Island Branch Library,124 Sea Grove Main St., St. Augustine Beach, Florida
To be eligible, artwork must be in color and able to be reproduced at 8 x 10 and suitable for framing (horizontal format only). All original 2D media is acceptable. The theme “A Day Without Violence” must be reflected in the art or words. An entry form must accompany each piece of art, which can be downloaded and printed here.
Any businesses or other donors interested in sponsoring the printing of the calendar should contact contest coordinator Kenlie Kubart at 904.808.8544, extension 207, or email [email protected].
Please take a moment to enjoy all the art and poetry from our 2021 calendar winners!
First Place – Ayushi Elhence – 10th Grade, Creekside High School
Second Place – Kelsey Zweibohmer – 12th Grade, Creekside High School
Creekside High School
Matthew Jeter – 10th Grade
Dylan Keen – 10th Grade
Elena Coles – 9th Grade
Michaela Phelps – 12th Grade
Ashley Cook – 12th Grade
Taylor Hawat – 10th Grade
Logan Cronin – 9th Grade
Patriot Oaks Academy
Lillian Gregory – 7th Grade
Samantha Antunez – 6th Grade
Mylah Nunez – 7th Grade
Switzerland Point Middle School
Kyla Hales – 8th Grade
First Place – Ben Ebner Winkler- 7th Grade, Home School
Second Place – Abigail Macaluso – 10th Grade, Bartram Trail High School
Bartram Trail High School
Paige Harris – 10th Grade
Alyssa Herrera – 10th Grade
Katie Kelsey – 11th Grade
Siera Waldroup- 12th Grade
Amy Makhoul – 10th Grade
Lorelai Vedvick – 12th Grade
Laney Haggard – 12th Grade
Angelica Parisen – 11th Grade
Natalie Collins – 11th Grade
Julia Adamson – 12th Grade
Prizes are awarded for the winners, who were selected by a group of independent artists.
Purchase our 2021 Calendar Now!
Our 2021 A Day Without Violence Calendar is available for purchase for $5 at either of our Betty Griffin Thrift Shoppes — located at the Anastasia Square Shopping Center in St. Augustine (at the corner of SR 312 and A1A), and at Julington Square (just off State Road 13 in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center).You can also download a Digital Calendar below for a suggested $5 donation.
Donate Here 2021 Calendar
About Our Contest
The project is open to all St. Johns County students in kindergarten through 12th
grade, whether they attended public school, private school or were
home-schooled. The number of entries vary each year, depending on the
number of students that participate.
The winners receive special recognition during a St. Johns
County School Board Meeting — with their art on display in a public location throughout the month of October during
Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The judges selected the winning entries based on their effectiveness
in conveying a positive impression of peacefulness and cooperation,
artistic merit, originality, diversity of images (race, gender, age,
ability, etc.), and geographical diversity within St. Johns County.
In addition to reaching students through the calendar contest, Betty
Griffin Center also provides community/school presentations and
education as part of its mission to raise awareness about domestic and
sexual violence. Last year, the center provided more than 4,000 people
with information and conducted more than 250 presentations.