Winners Announced in Expressions of Freedom Student Art Competition
National Mall & Memorial Parks

Expression of Freedom Contest Winners
Expression of Freedom Contest Winners
NPS

Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
Keep the Dream Alive
Also Promotes:
Arts Afire
Year Accomplished:
2013

In 2012, the National Mall & Memorial Parks, in partnership with the National Park Foundation African American Experience Fund, launched a nationwide student artic competition entitled Expressions of Freedom.  The competition offered youth an opportunity to connect with the many national parks that tell the stories of the nation's journey from Civil War to Civil Rights. Competitors used their art to explore the enduring themes of our nation's struggles for freedom and equality for all.

 

The winners were announced this year as part of National Park Week.  Ten winners and eight honorable mentions from all across the country were selected from more than 250 student submissions in three categories: photography, poetry and digital short films.  Students between the ages of 13-18 years were challenged to answer the question, "What does freedom mean to you?"

 

To see the full list of winners and honorable mentions, please visit the National Park Foundation African National Park Foundation African American Experience Fund website.  More information can be found on the Expressions of Freedom competition on the National Mall & Memorial Parks website.