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Juneteenth Contest News Post

Celebrate Juneteenth with us by expressing your creative talents!

Enter the "Celebrating Juneteenth Poster & Essay Contest" today to win $50 - $350 in prizes and have your work showcased by The Philadelphia Juneteenth Family and the Greater Philadelphia YMCA.

The contests are open to any and all members and program participants (ages 6 - 19) of the Philadelphia Juneteenth Family and the Greater Philadelphia YMCA. Winning submissions will be displayed in the home Y branches of the winners.

Contest Details:

There will be three contest age groups: 6 - 9 years old, 10 - 12 years old, and 13 - 19 years old

Poster Themes: Juneteenth & One People, One Cause, One Destiny

Example Ideas

Juneteenth Theme

  • Pictures / drawings of African Americans gathered around to celebrate Juneteenth.
  • Drawing of the Official Juneteenth Flag

One People, One Cause, One Destiny Theme

  • Drawing of the diaspora celebrating Juneteenth (African, African American and Caribbean descent)
  • A Juneteenth flag being flown

Essay Themes: Juneteenth

Example Ideas

  • Why is Juneteenth important today?
  • Fictional account of enslaved Africans’ reaction to first hearing they are free.
  • Why should Juneteenth be a national holiday.

Ages 13 - 19 can also submit video/song/rap/spoken word using any software, platform, or medium. The winning submission from this age group will be published in ACANA magazine.

Full Contest Rules


Entry Period: June 6 - 30, 2022

Winners Announced: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

How to Enter:

Entries can be submitted to a participant's program director or to the email below.

Submissions should be accompanied by the participant's full name, age, organization and branch or program, and email address.

To submit your entry, or for more information, please contact us using the button below.

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