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The Empowerment Factory to Launch State-Wide Creativity Contest

May 29, 2020 12:39PM ● By Maureen Cary

The Empowerment Factory has launched a state-wide Creativity Contest series for Rhode Island youth grades K-5. Children may enter the contest by submitting a photo of a drawing, poem or story that is created in response to a monthly topic. The purpose of this contest series is to empower local youths to embrace creativity and celebrate what is good in the world.

The first Creativity Contest “What is Kindness?” will run through June 14, 2020. There will be five monthly contests in total. Every monthly contest will have four winners: two in grades K-2 and two in grades 3-5. Monthly winners receive games and prizes valued up to $25 each and will be entered to win a grand prize. Winners will be contacted by email.

A summer grand prize will be awarded in late July which might include a Chromebook, or a bike, or more. Fall grand prizes will be awarded in October 2020 as part of our Annual Healthy Living Community Adventure. Even if not selected as a contest winner, artwork will be part of a project that brings joy into the lives of others. Some work will be used to create banners to decorate the Baldwin Loop walking path and be transformed into videos, signs and cards to uplift the spirits of residents at elder care facilities in Rhode Island.

“We’re very excited to be able to offer this creative opportunity to local children during this difficult time,” remarks Gail Ahlers, founder of The Empowerment Factory. “It’s so important for children to have the confidence to express themselves. We’re hoping these Creativity Contests will help bring joy into their lives and hope to our community.”

 Find details on applying to contest at The Empowerment Factory current contest