We love our stories and storytellers - especially our young
ones! We're calling on all budding female artists (ages 7-12) to draw their favorite Black woman in history (in America or abroad) and tell us exactly why they admire them. For parents
or guardians, this is the perfect opportunity to discuss (and discover!) the many amazing black women who've played major roles in history and have made significant contributions to the arts, science, education, politics, and civil society.
The contest is open worldwide; one form per entry and one
entry per child. Entries must be submitted using the form below and must be received by 11:59PM EST Friday, January 19, 2018. Winners will be notified by email on Sunday, January 28, 2018. We will announce the winners on our social media pages.
So get to drawing! We're excited to see and hear about the influential women you admire!
*Neither the author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) or the publisher, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, are affiliated with this contest*
Submissons are accepted December 20, 2017 through January 19, 2018
Winners & Prizes
A first prize winner and runner up will be selected. Each will receive a copy of Little Leaders: Bold Women In Black History and
a BGU gift item. First place winner will also receive a $25 Michaels gift card. All contest entrants will receive a certificate.
Who Can Enter?
The contest is open to all girls between the ages of 7 and 12. All fields in the submission form below must be completed.
Execution of concept
Understanding of topic
Horizontal or vertical design only
Artwork must follow the prompt “Bold Black Woman" and be accompanied by a brief description on why entrant selected her bold black woman in history!
Artwork must be original, (no larger than 11x17 inches) and hand drawn, sketched or painted on paper or cardboard.
Can be scaned or photographed. File should not exceed 20M.
One submission per child.
All eligible submissions will be judged by a panel of qualified judges chosen by BGU
Winners will be notified via email on January 28, 2018. A winner's failure to respond within 48 hours of notification will be deemed a forfeiture of the prize. If this occurs, an alternate winner from the pool of eligible entries will be selected.
Feel free to email us at with any questions.
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