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Racial Unity Team Organizes Art and Poetry Challenge for New Hampshire Residents of All Ages

Schools and Libraries

July 27, 2021

From: Portsmouth Public Library

The Art and Poetry Challenge–the living, breathing proof of the power of the arts—is an annual contest hosted by the Racial Unity Team. Up to $2,800 in prize money will be awarded to winners in elementary, middle school, high school, and adult categories of both art and poetry.

Every New Hampshire resident is invited to submit an original poem or visual work of art inspired by a line they choose from Amanda Gorman's Inauguration Poem, "The Hill We Climb."

“The challenge is designed to capture a new understanding of the meaning of racial diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice,” said Racial Unity Team Chair, Ken Mendis.

The deadline for submissions is September 1, and winners will be announced at the opening of the September 18 exhibit at the Portsmouth Public Library. For contest guidelines visit https://racialunityteam.com/contest-rules.

Teachers and parents are encouraged to share this information with their students and children. For further information, please call 603-263-6511.