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"Everyone Belongs Here" Poster and Poetry Contest Open for Submissions
Posted 5/11/22

AUSD's LGBTQ+ Roundtable is now accepting submissions for their annual "Everyone Belongs Here" Poster and Poetry Contest.


All Alameda students are eligible to enter the contest. Poems can be any length or style. Posters (due to printing limitations) can range in size from 8.5x11 to 24x30 inches and can be in any medium (e.g., watercolor, colored pencils, crayons, or digital).


“Everyone Belongs Here” is the guiding theme, but the LGBTQ Roundtable committee is asking contestants to “emphasize what 'Everyone Belongs Here' means to you.” This can include (but is not limited to): gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, COVID, wealth, and age.


The contest will be split by age group: grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. A winner will be selected in each age group. All winners will receive a $15 Books Inc. gift card. Also, the overall poetry winner will have their piece printed in the Alameda Sun. The overall poster winner will have their poster printed and distributed to schools to be displayed in classrooms, offices, and other public spaces.


Submissions are due by May 20.


Submit digital entries to — with the subject heading “Everyone Belongs Here Contest Entry.” Include the creator’s preferred name and last name, pronouns, school, and grade level in the body of the email. Poems should be submitted as a PDF, and posters can be submitted as a  PDF, JPEG, or PNG file to the listed email.


Hard copy entries can be placed in a large envelope and dropped it off at the Encinal High School’s Main Office at 210 Central Ave. Include the creator’s preferred name, last name, pronouns, school, grade level, and contact information on a separate sheet of paper inside the envelope. Write, “Everyone Belongs Here Contest Entry” on the envelope. Ask for the envelope to be placed in Gene Kahane’s mailbox.


Winners will be announced on May 30, and a celebration of all artists will be held on June 4, at The Healing Garden, at 1435 Webster St. from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit tjethe contest webpage


flyer for contest