Just Art Competition

City Center

Entry Deadline: Aug. 31

131 W 55th St,
New York, NY 10019


The focus of this competition is on the issue of human trafficking, a horrific injustice that is overshadowing our globe and our very own home of NYC. We are calling for works of art in any medium that engage this issue and show how a rising generation of artists envision standing for justice through their art practice.

The Price of Life believes there is incredible strength in gathering and inspiring a community to rally around an issue through the arts. That is why we are inviting the future leaders of the art world, students, to participate in this city-wide campaign to bring awareness to human trafficking.

Theme: “Piercing Light into the Darkness”

The visual arts competition calls students to submit pieces that inform and shed light on the issue of human trafficking in our city. With an estimated 27 million modern day slaves in the world today, unbeknownst to many, human trafficking occurs in our own backyards. Through this competition we are calling artists to engage our city with an issue that has been left in the dark.

Theme: “Rescued to Restoration”

The collaborative competition calls 2+ people to collaborate in any two artistic media, expressing and engaging audiences with the journey of healing and restoration for survivors of human trafficking. Works may illustrate the emotional, physical and/or spiritual reality of a survivor’s journey back to wholeness. In the spirit of community, come together to create collaborative works that foster healing.

Entrants will submit proposals. Finalist proposals will be selected by jurors, with final compositions exhibited at the Price of Life’s Freedom Festival in October 2013, at NYC’s City Center. Professional artists will jury the exhibited pieces across the country, with winners announced at the Freedom Festival.

Theme: “Truth or Myth”

This competition focuses on art with a direct message, such as PSAs & Infographics. This competition calls students to create marketing pieces in these veins with the aim of telling the truth about human trafficking, shattering myths and reframing the issue for viewers. The overall goal is to inform and engage the city with the facts about human trafficking through graphic art.

$5000 in prizes for winners!

Prizes include Audience Choice Awards + the chance to be in a juried art exhibition, held at the Freedom Festival @ City Center, October 11-13, 2013

Questions? Contact us at: [email protected]

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