Contest Theme

From Bystander to Upstander: Taking Action Against Abuse

Definitions of “Upstander”

n. A person who takes action, particularly when the easiest or most acceptable course is to do

nothing. [Cf. bystander.] — Word Spy

An individual, group, or institution that chooses to take a positive stand and act on behalf of

themselves and others. — Facing History and Ourselves to Combat Racism, Anti-Semitism, and Prejudice

An upstander is someone who takes action on behalf of others. There are many examples of

ordinary people taking extraordinary actions to help others – even those they do not

personally know. — Houston Holocaust Museum

***The first 20 entries received will get a $10 iTunes gift card.***


The contest is open to middle school or high school students attending public, private,

or home schools in San Francisco.

Contest Rules

Poster size must be between 8.5″ x 11″ and 22″ x 28″.

Original artwork ONLY (no copyrighted materials).

Any media may be used (paint, crayons, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper or other materials, including computer-generated graphics).

Posters can be created by an individual or in groups of up to 8 members.

Limit of one entry per student or group.

The theme title “From Bystander to Upstander: Taking Action Against Abuse” must be on the poster.

Entries must be mailed or delivered to arrive no later than 5 pm, Friday, January 4, 2013. Late submissions will not be considered. Send artwork to:

SFCAHT Poster Contest

c/o San Francisco Department on the Status of Women

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102

*Please package the poster flat (and not rolled).

Winners will be recognized by San Francisco elected and appointed officials at the Human Trafficking Awareness Day event in January 2013 at City Hall.

Time, date and location to be announced at where further information and resources on anti-human trafficking can also be found. Artwork will be displayed on-line for one year.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive gift cards of $200, $100, and $50, respectively. Other prizes may be included. Questions? Contact Stacey Hoang at the San Francisco Department on the Status ofWomen,, 415.252.4679.

SFCAHT 2013 Poster Contest Announcenment – Deadline Extended

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