The Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance Teen’s Speak Art Competition has come to a conclusion and we have a winner. Actually, we have four winners: a grand prize winner and three honorable mentions. The competition was designed to get teens talking about violence and thinking about what they can do or say when confronted with situations involving violence. We will also be using the artwork to promote awareness and start a conversation about teen dating violence and domestic and sexual violence in general.
For the next week we will be featuring one of the winning pieces of artwork here on our facebook page…but now for the Grand Prize Winner
The Grand Prize winner is Lilyana Molyneaux with a work entitled‪#‎lovedoesnthurt‬
Lilyana had a great concept and executed it very well. She did a beautiful job of incorporating a social media component into the artwork and she wrote a compelling explanation of how her artwork addresses teen dating violence.
The contest asked teens (anyone aged 13 to 19) to create and submit a two dimensional work of art that illustrates how to take a stand against violence without putting themselves or anyone else at risk. They could draw, paint, photograph, write poetry, generate computer graphics, or any other medium suitable for reproduction that reflected the theme.
Come back and check it out our next winner…soon!
Lilyana Molyneaux
Age 15