Calling All Artists Ages 14-24!

Texas Appleseed is looking for art from individuals between the ages of 14 and 24. The art will be featured in the Texas version of the Homeless Youth Handbook. Three other state's versions of this handbook can be found at The Texas Homeless Youth Handbook is currently being drafted by lawyers at the worldwide law firm of Baker & McKenzie and the Texas-based company Weatherford International. The handbook will provide youth (14-24) who are experiencing homelessness with Texas-specific knowledge concerning their rights, responsibilities, and available resources as to every major aspect of their lives; from education and employment to foster care and parenting and, of course, housing. 
Texas Appleseed will purchase the rights to the art from the creator and the art will be used on the Texas specific pages of the Homeless Youth Handbook website, in hardcopy versions of the handbook, for posters, cards, and any other marketing tools for the handbook. The art piece does not have to be newly created for the purposes of this contest, but it must be original to the submitting artist.
1. NEW, EXTENDED DEADLINE: Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 28, 2016.
2. Artists must be between the ages of 14 and 24.
3. If the artist is under the age of 18, the artists' parent or guardian must submit a Guardian Approval Form with the artist's entry.
4. Electronic submissions must be of sufficient resolution to create a standard, high quality 24" x 36" poster.  Submissions that are mailed do not have to be 24" x 36" in size, but they must not be, or have ever been, folded (i.e., mail in flat envelop, sturdy box, or tube).
5. Each entry MUST have the following information included with submission of the art piece:
  • Artist Name;
  • Artist Age;
  • Artist and/or Parent Telephone Number, if under 18 years old;
  • Artist and/or Parent Email Address, if under 18 years old; and
  • Guardian Approval Form, if artist is under 18 years old.
6. A submitted art piece may have been created for another purpose or created specifically for this contest. Art must be originally created by the submitting artist.
7. Three to five winners will be selected by a combination of staff/attorneys at Texas Appleseed, Baker & McKenzie, and/or Weatherford International.
8. Texas Appleseed will purchase the rights to each winning art piece for a price to be determined by Texas Appleseed, but not less than $30.00, or more than $50.00.  Each winning artist will receive the same compensation for the rights to their art.
9. Winning artists' art will be owned by Texas Appleseed and featured on some or all marketing material for the Texas Homeless Youth Handbook, which will be distributed throughout the State of Texas, free of charge, and will be available online at Thus, artists will receive exposure throughout the State and online.
10. Entries must be submitted to or to:
Texas Appleseed
ATTN: Gabriella McDonald
1609 Shoal Creek Blvd., Suite 201
Austin, TX 78701 
For additional questions, please contact Gabriella McDonald at