Racial Harmony. Show us how you interpret this theme, through the visual arts.



  • This competition is open to ALL ages- students and adults in the El Paso, Las Cruces, and Juarez regions. 

  • You may enter individual or group projects in this show.

  • All artwork must be the sole creation of the individual submitting the work unless it is a group project.

  • Artwork must not depict overly graphic images of violence or sexual content.

  • All artwork must be submitted digitally.

  • This exhibit is open to all media, 2-d, and 3-d.

  • This contest is free to enter. 

  • Due to the difficulty of translating 3-d artwork to a 2-d format, sculptural pieces will not be considered for the Mural Choice Award. 


General Competition Classification & Entry Limitations


Division I

Elementary Students

Division II

Middle School Students

Division III

High School Students

Division IV





In each division, there will be a first, second, and third place. Below is the breakdown of the prize amounts. 


Mural Choice Award

One artwork will be chosen to be turned into a mural in El Paso. Building location TBD. This individual will also receive $350. 







High School

1st- $150


3rd- $75


Middle School



3rd- $35


Elementary School

1st- $50

2nd- $35

3rd- $25



Art Contest Schedule & Location


Entry Deadline

We will be taking photo submissions for this competition.

All entries should be submitted to no later than

Saturday, January 2nd 11:59 pm. 


If submitting for a 3-d artwork:

  • Include photos from multiple angles

  • Make sure the lighting is good

  • Make sure your photos are not blurry


If submitting for a 2-d artwork: 

  • Include a full photo of your artwork in addition to a detail shot

  • Make sure the lighting is good

  • Make sure your photos are not blurry



**Any photos that do not match what the artwork looks like in person are subject to disqualification. 



A committee will judge all submissions based on style, craftsmanship, and whether the artist stuck to the specified theme. You will be notified whether you were chosen for the exhibit on or before Saturday, January 9th.




If you are chosen to be in the show, the virtual gallery and awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 16th, at 2pm.



Artwork will be published on the Green Hope Project website and on other social media outlets for advertising purposes.


Contact Us

For questions or additional information:

Contact Name: Candie Printz


Phone: (915) 731-6271

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At Green Hope Project, we value the arts, education, and our environment. This mission inevitably includes the value of human life and the expectation to live in a safe and accepting world.


As we have learned through our environmental work and research, racial injustice is not limited to police brutality. This systematic inequality also extends to social, economic, and environmental issues. 


We invite you, talented, beautiful, diverse, creative individuals to embrace your mediums and raise your voice through your ART, your ADVOCACY, your ACTIVISM, and through our collective HOPE.

We are eager to see how you interpret the theme,

Racial Harmony, through the visual arts!

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