The New Jersey Department of Education reminds the education community that the deadline to submit artwork to the “Hope, Healing, and Resilience through the COVID-19 Pandemic” Art Showcase & Installation Project is March 31.

The NJDOE is supporting the showcase in conjunction with Arts Ed NJ and the Art Educators of New Jersey. Students are encouraged to submit one original piece of two-dimensional art that conveys a positive message of hope, healing and resilience.

Selected artwork will be displayed in a digital student art showcase in spring 2022. The NJDOE also looks forward to enlivening its offices and buildings with pieces exemplifying the hope, healing and resilience of New Jersey students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

In developing their artwork, students should consider the following guiding questions:

  • How have I developed greater hope, healing, or resilience because of the challenges I faced during the pandemic?
  • How can I use my art to convey hope, healing, or resilience for the future as I move beyond the challenges I have faced?
  • How can I use art to help convey my experiences through the COVID-19 pandemic?

New Jersey students from preschool through 12th grade (ages 3 through 21) are eligible to submit an art piece. Art may be submitted by students or on their behalf by educators, parents and guardians. Example media types include painting, drawing, photography, digital design, or other similar 2-D media that do not exceed one inch in depth.

For additional information, review the NJDOE’s Oct. 27, 2021,broadcast memo and visit the NJDOE’s Hope, Healing, and Resilience through the COVID-19 Pandemic webpage.