Break out your paintbrushes, sketchbooks, stencils and cameras.
In celebration of Adoption Awareness Month 2011, the Adoptive Families Association of B.C. is hosting Expressions of Family, an art contest for youth who have experienced adoption or foster care.
Youth ages 12 to 24 are invited to submit their visual art expressions (paintings, drawings, photographs, etc.) of family, adoption or permanence.
The submissions will be judged by a professional art panel and chosen works will be featured in travelling galleries throughout British Columbia during this November’s Adoption Awareness Month.
Hundreds of dollars in prizes will be awarded, including digital video cameras and gift certificates for art supplies.
Submissions must be received by Friday, Oct. 7. Winners will be notified of selection results by Friday, Oct. 21.
The B.C. government works in partnership with the Adoptive Families Association of B.C. to increase the number of children being adopted and to raise awareness about children who are waiting to join loving and secure homes through adoption.
The Adoptive Families Association of B.C. is a non-profit organization that supports adoptive families and promotes adoption.
For more details on the contest, how to make submissions, travelling galleries and Adoption Awareness Month, visit: www.bcadopt.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find resources about adoption options or information and answers to questions regarding adoption, visit http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/adoption/index.htm or www.bcadopt.com.