2017 Essay & Art Contest

2017 Essay and Art Contests

We are now accepting submissions for the 2017 Migrant & Seasonal Farmworker Children Essay & Art Contests. The theme selected for this year’s contests is Growing Up in the Fields That Feed America and the contest flyer and guidelines have been posted below in both English and Spanish.

Through AFOP’s Migrant & Seasonal Farmworker Children Essay & Art Contests, each year we are able to collect hundreds of essays and works of art from students across the country, giving farmworker children the opportunity to showcase their heartwarming and compelling stories on the national stage and to empower them through our contests as they find the power in their voice. Our mission is to show America the realities our farmworker families face through the eyes of their children and to spur action to provide better educational support for our farmworker children.

  • Winners are selected by a diverse panel of national community partners, including the American Federation of Teachers, National Consumers League, Human Rights Watch, and the National Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Association. Names of winners and winning entries will be published in AFOP’s Washington Newsline and the best posters may be compiled to be presented to key members of Congress. All contact information of participants will be kept confidential.
  • In addition to providing these children with small scholarships to help cover their educational expenses, our first prize winners are invited to be recognized at AFOP’s National Conference (#AFOP2017) on September 20, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Coming to our national conference to accept their award is, as one contestant described, “an inspiring, life-changing experience.”

Winners will be notified via telephone or by mail by Friday, July 14, 2017. For more information or to review the contest guidelines, please contact Tiffany Baker at 202.384.1755 or tbaker@afop.org.

Contests Guidelines and Application:

  • English – Contests Guidelines and Application
  • Spanish – Contests Guidelines and Application