Student Art Shows Hope, Strength and Resiliency through Pandemic

  • March 15, 2021

Lucinda S., 12th Grade, Boulder High School (Boulder, Colorado) TITLE: All the Things I Am


Although this school year has looked very different for many students in our region, ADL’s No Place for Hate Student Art Contest received a greater number of submissions  than the year before. More than 140 pieces of art were submitted as students shared their hopes, their compassion, their strength and most importantly a desire to create a community that understands that diversity is a strength.

The submissions represented a dozen public, charter and independent schools from Colorado and New Mexico in nine school districts. Students responded to one of the following prompts when creating their artwork: “What does it look like when… A) We build community? B) Find common ground? C) Diversity is a Strength? D) We take action against hate? or E) We are Different, Together?”  The winning art included pieces that were cross-stitched, multi-media, digital, drawn, painted and much more. Twelve judges had the incredibly difficult task of selecting the winners and all were struck by the in-depth descriptions that accompanied this year’s art. We encourage you to enjoy the winning works here.

ADL congratulates all educators, students and families for their beautiful artwork and commitment to imagine a world without hate.