The 2020 Youth Poster Contest Has Been Cancelled

We have come to a very difficult decision. As all Marin schools are closed and the prognosis is that they may be closed for the remainder of this school year, we have decided to terminate the 2020 Youth Poster Contest. A few teachers have asked if we could postpone the submission deadline until after June 1.  But the reality is, I find it difficult to believe that students who are not in school now, where the majority of posters are developed, will work on posters independently.  Added to the dilemma is the fact that our poster drop-off location and the site of our annual Awards Ceremony, RileyStreet Art Supply, is closed indefinitely.

For the past three years Marin middle and high school students have stood up and spoken out about social injustice and other issues that were important to them.  We all hoped that this, our fourth year of the Youth Poster Contest, would provide an even greater opportunity for that important messaging by our youth. 

Needless to say, this is not how we wished it would be...but we have no choice but to come to this decision.  

Let me personally thank you all for your understanding and tremendous support of the Youth Poster Contest.  

Most Sincerely,

Bruce Burtch
Producer, pro bono