20 years of spirited action for justice Youth Poster Contest

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About the contest

To mark its 20th anniversary, KAIROS wants to lift up the artistic work of young activists. We are looking for original artwork that shares a message of justice, peace and hope – artwork that will help us as a movement and a community embrace this kairos moment and lead us into action towards the just and sustainable world we want to build. 

Prizes and benefits 

  • CASH PRIZES: $100, $75 and $50 – will be awarded to the three artists with the most online votes. One prize per person.   
  • PROFILE: All submissions will benefit from ongoing KAIROS web and social media highlighting.  
  • SUPPORTING THE CAUSE: A special “KAIROS Choice” award will be given to the submission(s) the judges (KAIROS staff & volunteers) feel best represent the work and goals of KAIROS. This piece or pieces will be given further profile as they are featured in one or more KAIROS publication, poster or banner for ongoing use by the organization.  
  • BRAGGING RIGHTS: All winners will be declared at the public KAIROS 20th Anniversary Youth Event on Sunday October 24 and proclaimed on social media. 

Contest rules  

  • Youth is defined as being under the age of 30.
  • All art submitted must be original and created by the person making the submission.
  • Art is inspired by one of the following KAIROS themes: Indigenous rights, KAIROS Blanket Exercise, migrant rights, gender justice (women of courage), global partnership or ecological justice. 
  • No limitation on medium used. Inclusion of the written word or poetry is encouraged.
  • All submissions must be submitted digitally on Facebook before October 17, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EDT.
  • More than one submission per artist is allowed.
  • Declared winners agree to submit a high res digital file of their artwork for KAIROS use.
  • Artists retain the copyright to their work.

How to make a submission

  • Go to the KAIROS contest page on Facebook
  • Fill out the form.
    • Name, email, postal code and year of birth will NOT be displayed publicly.
    • Include some details on the art and artist – the medium, the inspiration, the connection to the subject. This will be visible to the public.
    • Attach a digital image file of the artwork. Accepted file types: jpg, png and gif. The upload feature will not accept pdf, doc or video formats.
  • After clicking on submit the status of the submission will be pending. 
  • Approval may take up to two business days.
  • Once approved, artwork will be displayed publicly on Facebook.  
  • Submissions will be accepted until October 17, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EDT.


  • Public voting will be open from October 7 – 21.
  • Invite your friends, family and networks to vote for your submissions on Facebook. 
  • Daily voting is allowed.

20 years of spirited action for justice