Art & Essay Contest

Since 2009, the Children in the Fields Campaign has hosted its art and essay contest annually to provide a safe platform to showcase farmworker children’s heartwarming and compelling stories on the national stage, and to empower them as they find the power in their voices.

Every year, CIFC receives thousands of entries for farmworker children around the United States. Their stories are very emotional, and must be seen and heard by everyone, especially lawmakers.  It is our hope that the stories received through the contest, can help us change the narrative, and find the needed change to protect farmworker children in our Country.

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2023 Art & Essay Winners

Each entry submitted was full of heartwarming stories and will be shared on our social media. Each entry deserves to be seen and heard.

Theme: THE CHILDREN BEHIND THE FOOD WE EAT


ART (Category 1 – Ages 10 to 13) ART (Category 2 – Ages 14 to 18)
1st

2nd

3rd

3rd

Vanessa Iturralde (CA)

Carlos Zepeda (CA)

Allendra Aburto (CA)

Estrella Paredes (TX)

1st

2nd

3rd

Cielo J. Rios Ortiz (NE)

Jonathan Alaniz (FL)

Ashley Mejia (TX)

ESSAY (Category 3 – Ages 10 to 13) ESSAY (Category 4 – Ages 14 to 18)
1st

2nd

3rd

Liliana Ascencio (CA)

Carlos Zepeda (CA)

Fernanda Martinez (CA)

1st

2nd

3rd

Emily Camacho – WA

Kathya Hernandez (FL)

Ashley Mejia (TX)

CHECK OUT THE WINNERS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS…