DA seeks H.S. art for contest
District Attorney Tim Ward is pleased to announce the launch of the Office of the District Attorney, County of Tulare 2014 Victims’ Rights Week High School Art Contest. In collaboration with CASA, this event is to bring awareness of the rights of victims through the talented artwork of high school students in Tulare County.
The 2014 Victims’ Rights Week High School Art Contest coincides with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is observed nationwide from April 6-12, 2014.
Each year, communities throughout the nation spend that week honoring crime victims and their families, and those who advocate on their behalf. April is also Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month and District Attorney Tim Ward appreciates the collaboration of Tulare County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a community partner in this Victims’ Rights event.
Students from all Tulare County High Schools are invited to participate in this contest, with the winning artwork produced on over 1,000 t-shirts to be distributed at community Victims’ Rights Week events. A student’s artwork must convey their interpretation of victims’ rights, or a personal experience as a victim of crime or a family member’s/friend’s experience as a victim of crime. Artwork size must be 8-1/2” x 11”.
Artwork must be received in our office by Friday, March 7, 2014. A registration form must be filled out and attached to the artwork. The winner will be notified on or before March 14, 2014, and will be invited to a ceremony honoring his/her artistic achievement which will be held in April. The winner will receive a plaque and a grand prize of gift cards valued at over $250.
The official rules, registration forms, and information about the 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Week High School Art Contest can be found on our website: www.da-tulareco.org
All artwork entries from this year’s contest will be available for public viewing at the Office of the District Attorney, Visalia Courthouse, April 14-18, 2014.
For more information, contact the Victim/Witness Services Division of the District Attorney ‘s Office at (559) 636-5471.