ADL’s No Place for Hate® Announces Winners of its Imagine A World Without Hate Student Art Contest

  • December 30, 2014


Denver, CO, December 30, 2014 … The Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Regional Office announced the winners of its 2014-2015 Imagine A World Without Hate® Student Art Contest. Open to participants from our current 2014-2015 No Place for Hate® schools, the visual arts competition provided an opportunity for elementary, middle and high school students to submit original artwork to convey the student’s vision of a world without prejudice through art that illustrated building bridges of understanding between diverse groups of people, honoring diversity, cultural pride, and fair treatment for all people.


Over 100 pieces of art were submitted from the following schools:

  • Cottonwood Plains Elementary (Thompson/ Loveland)
  • Madison Elementary School  (Greeley)
  • J Evans IB Middle School (Greeley)
  • Palmer Elementary School (Denver)
  • Stargate Charter School (Thornton)


Ten judges had the challenging task of considering each piece of artwork based on its originality, creativity, universality and impact. Each participant shared his or her artistic vision with explanations of their unique piece, which made the selection of winners a very difficult task.  Below are the winners in three out of four age categories:

Middle School (6-8th grades)

  • First Place:  Ismael J., 7th grade, J Evans IB Middle School
  • Second Place: Angel P., 8th grade, J Evans IB Middle School
  • Honorable Mention: Katie D., 7th grade, J Evans IB Middle School

Upper Elementary School (3-5th grades)

  • First Place: Mauricio L., 4th grade, Madison Elementary
  • Second Place: Nikomy R., 3rd grade, Madison Elementary

Lower Elementary School (K-2nd grades)

  • First Place: Addyson H., 2nd grade, Cottonwood Plains Elementary
  • Second Place: Staia Y- S., 2nd grade, Palmer Elementary
  • Honorable Mention: Britaney A-M., 2nd grade, Madison Elementary
  • Honorable Mention: Addison  L., 2nd grade, Palmer Elementary

All artwork was displayed at ADL’s signature ArtWorks ADL™ event on December 10, 2014. Winners will be presented with their awards on April 14, 2015 at the No Place for Hate® Celebration Breakfast in Aurora, CO. Congratulations to all the students, along with their teachers and families, who participated in cultivating a love of art and a commitment to creating a world that is safe and inclusive for all.