ADL’s No Place for Hate® – 2017-2018 Student Art Contest Winners Display their Artistry and Activism

  • March 13, 2018

ADL is proud to announce the winners of the No Place for Hate® Student Art Contest, a visual arts contest, open to the Mountain States Region’s 2017-2018 No Place for Hate schools. It was an opportunity for elementary, middle and high school students to submit original 2D artwork to convey his/her vision of a world without prejudice through art that answered the theme WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE WHEN….?”

Through their artwork, students answered this question by envisioning what it might look like when we build community, when we find common ground, when diversity is a strength, when we take action against hate, and when we are different, together.

Over 160 pieces of art were submitted from 23 schools.   Eight judges had the challenging task of considering each piece of artwork based on its originality, creativity, universality and impact. Participants shared their visions with explanations of each unique piece, which made the selection of winners a very difficult task.  Student winners will be presented with their awards on April 13, 2018 at the No Place for Hate® Celebration Breakfast – TEAM UP AGAINST BULLYING! in Denver.  Below is a list of the winners. Check out all the winning artwork here: 2017-2018 Student  Art Contest Winners.


Lower Elementary (K-2nd grades)

First Place: Aubrianna E., 2nd grade, Cottonwood Plains Elementary

Second Place: Piper B., 2nd grade, Emerald Elementary


Upper Elementary (3-5th grades)

First Place: Torilyn S-C., 5th grade, Murphy Creek PK-8

Second Place: Kryshna G-C., 5th grade, Madison Elementary

Third Place: Anderson F. M., 5th grade, Emerald Elementary


Middle School (6-8th grades)

First Place:  Reese H., 7th grade, Louisville Middle

Second Place: Azalee W., 8th grade, Prairie Heights Middle

Third Place: Melanie A. F., 7th grade, Prairie Heights Middle School


High School (9-12th grades)

First Place: Gabriella H., 12th grade, Air Academy High School

Second Place: Jewell N., 9th grade Denver School of the Arts High School

Third Place: Lisset H., 10th grade, Gateway High School