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Art Contest

Donate Life Northwest Art Contest

Brush off your brushes, grab some mod podge, and let your inner artist shine! The Donate Life Northwest Art Contest is designed to showcase your perspective on donation and transplantation, and to better understand what it means to you and your community. Whether it is a tribute to a donor family member who has passed, or a reflection of your joy at receiving a life-saving organ, we hope that beautiful works of art can capture a part of the experience.

We encourage creativity! Use mixed media, found supplies. We ask that the final art be easily photographed and be smaller than poster size (approx. 24” x 36”).

The art contest will launch in March 2024 and run through May 19, 2024. At the summer Block Party on June 15, the winner will be announced, along with people’s choice voting. The winning artwork will be featured in a DLNW digital campaign, and receive a $200 gift card. The people’s choice winner will receive a $100 gift card.

Art must be received or postmarked by Sunday, May 19, 2024. Each submission must have a completed submission form in order to be considered.

Rules & Guidelines for Entry

  • Be creative! Paint, pencil, marker, ink, charcoal, pastels, collage, photography, graphic design and more!
  • Artwork must be original and human created (enhanced stock imagery or AI-generated art will not qualify)
  • Original art must be no larger than 24" x 36" and must weigh no more than 5 pounds.
  • You may use the Donate Life Northwest logo for this artwork. To ensure you are using the correct logo, email Marissa for a high-quality logo.
  • No submission with copyrighted material including logos (see DLNW exception above), brand names, licensed or trademarked characters, images, or names will be allowed.
  • No more than 3 submissions per person allowed.
  • All submissions must be sent or postmarked no later than May 19, 2024.
  • Each submission must have a submission form to be considered.

Art Workshops

Don't have any supplies? Not sure where to start? Just want to meet up with others working on art for the contest? Come to one of our art workshops! 

Painting Workshop

Join us at Bottle & Bottega for an acrylic painting workshop. Canvas, brushes, and paints provided-- just bring your ideas! REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Open Art Workshop

Meet us in our office to spend time with others and work on your art for the contest. This is open time for you to bring your art and supplies and work on your submission. Some basic art supplies will be available.
Sunday, May 5 from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Register here.


2024 Art Contest Winners and Submissions

Image of art piece called "Diversity & Common Threads" by Patrice Morris Ball featuring multi-colored organs made out of fabric

Image of art piece called "Breathing New Life" by Lacey Jessup featuring lungs with a cherry blossom tree growing out of them.

To view all of the submissions from the 2024 Art Contest, click here.