2023 TABPHE CORPUS CHRISTI
SPIRIT OF EMANCIPATION YOUTH POSTER CONTEST
Create a Juneteenth inspired poster with your take on "What Does Freedom Means to You."
Winners will be announced on June 17, 2023.
Winning posters will be shared with local officials for public display.
There will be two categories, each with a 1st place winner and two honorable mentions:
Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12
1st Place: $100/ 2nd Place: $75/ 3rd Place $50
- Digital submissions must be emailed by June 5th before midnight to email@example.com with a subject line that reads: 2023 Spirit of Emancipation Poster Submission.
- Physical submissions must be delivered to Beverly Cage at Del Mar College, Heritage Campus, Harvin Center Building, Room 105 by Thursday, June 8th no later than 5 pm
Participants must attend the event.
The top 10 digital submissions will be printed. The remaining submissions will be on display on a digital loop.
A 3-judge panel will review posters.
All posters must be 18″ X 24″.
All submissions must include the following:
Artist name(s), school, grade level
Poster Contest Background:
One of the goals of the Ten Days of Celebration and Observance of the “Spirit of Emancipation” is to conduct and anchor intergenerational transfer of knowledge, information and accurate history of economic slavery of the African people brought here on ships across the Atlantic Ocean and sold as property. The theme of the “Spirit of Emancipation” Celebration is “FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM TO EDUCATION TO ACHIEVEMENT.” Exploration of this theme in many dimensions and venues represents a large part of the ten days of celebration – set aside from June 9 – 19 annually in Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend. Involvement of the children and youth of the community is a significant part of this.
All events aim to recognize and honor African American achievements for the year and others who have contributed to the development of Corpus Christi and the development of the African American community over the years since slavery ended with the June 19, 1865 “putting” of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 in Galveston, Texas to free the remaining slaves in Texas and end economic slavery and ownership of human beings as property.
Each year TABPHE attempts to ensure that local facilities set aside numerous books, magazines, periodicals and journals relating to slavery, emancipation, and the evolution of African Americans in the United States of America and especially in Texas. Children, Youth, their families, their church leaders and advisors and organizational leaders of our youth are encouraged to explore the concepts of slavery, freedom, education and achievement, and how they relate to the celebration of JUNETEENTH.
As a tangible expression and motivation to explore this theme, TABPHE Corpus Christi in consultation with educators, elected leaders in local and county government, media participants, church leaders and organizations as well as children and youth in the Corpus Christi area, developed this program to have children and youth express their understandings and feelings about the theme in the form of making an original poster.