Announcing Winners of the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights
35th Annual K-12 Arts Competition
The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights (OHR), in collaboration with the Dorothy Cotton Institute, is pleased to announce the winners of the 35th Annual Human Rights Arts Competition for all K-12 youth in Tompkins County.
The Human Rights Arts Competition expand possibilities for student expression around issues related to universal rights (including civil, economic, political, and human rights) while providing teachers with strategies for discussing social justice themes in their classrooms.
Over 340 students in Tompkins County participated in this year’s competition in which 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes and honorable mention awards were chosen for each art form in each age category. Group winners share one prize. Information on Artwork display locations will be announced during the awards ceremony. Student art, poetry, and video can be seen on the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights website and Facebook Page.
The Award Ceremony will take place via YouTube: https://youtu.be/5QrOxLWkQtE at 10:00a.m., on the International Human Rights Day, December 10th, 2022. Gift cards, medals and certificates will be drop off at winner’s respective schools starting on the week of Monday, December 2022.
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