(creating coloring book pages for younger children)
The Arc Maryland, with its statewide partners, provides a school inclusion program called “Together We’re Better” (TWB). The objective of the program is to raise awareness of the value and importance of inclusion of students with disabilities. One component of the program is a Drawing Contest for high school students to create coloring pages for a coloring book for younger children.
Drawing Contest Theme
- In recognition of National Inclusive Schools Week, students are asked to incorporate the theme “The Time For Inclusion Is NOW!”
- Demonstrate through your sketch drawings, how inclusion of people with and without disabilities benefits us all.
- Must be age-appropriate for younger children.
Who May Enter
Students in grades 9 – 12 in a public, parochial, or private high school in Maryland may submit drawings (sketches). The winning sketches will be compiled into a coloring book for young children. Home-school children who reside in Maryland, grades 9-12 are also eligible including students with and without disabilities.
Timeline for the Art Contest
- All submissions are due by Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Any entries received after the stated deadline shall not be considered for an award.
- The drawings/sketches will be judged in January 2021 virtually on Zoom.
- The judges include members and staff from The Maryland State Department of Education, the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, the Maryland Department of Disabilities, and The Arc Maryland
- An awards celebration for students, whose pages were chosen for coloring book, will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, during DD Day at the Legislature held either virtually online or in Annapolis. DD Day is a gathering of advocates with and without disabilities, Maryland Elected Officials, and the Governor’s Office.
The Arc Maryland has compiled links and information to our “Diversity Celebration Toolkit,” which you can access here, to help teachers and/or parents in preparing lesson plans and activities for students to celebrate the diverse capacities and abilities of all students. Any questions or for additional information, please contact Sharon Dols at The Arc Maryland, at email@example.com.
This project was supported, in part by grant number CFDA 93.630, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.