ROCKFORD (WREX) – Children and young adults can create art and create awareness about a growing issue in our community at the same time.
The Rockford Police Department is hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness Art Contest.
The contest is for 13- to 21-year-olds. The deadline to enter in the contest is Oct. 22.
Artists must fill out a registration form and drop off their artwork at any of the 3 Rockford Police district buildings.
The Rockford Police Department and Remedies, a non-profit that helps survivors of domestic violence, use the works of of art throughout the year. The pieces are displayed at events as a way to start conversations on what is sometimes a difficult topic.
Cash prized will be awarded to the artists who place first, second and third. Winners will be announced during the Shining the Light ceremony on Oct. 25.
CLICK HERE to print out the registration form.