Creative Expression CONTEST: What Family Means to Me. Win $100!

This contest is closed. You are invited to enter FosterClub's CREATIVE EXPRESSION contest! Art, poetry, music, essays - and any other creative outlet - are encouraged that capture the theme: "What Family Means to Me". For young people in foster care, family connections can be difficult. Some young people have been separated from family or have strained family relationships. Some...

DCFS Care Commit Connect Poetry Contest

Any youth in care 14 or older or young adult alumni who has aged out of care to age 23 are invited to participate in the 1st annual DCFS Poetry Contest. Submit your poems now through November 27th to win prizes while sharing your talent! Give your entry to your DCFS worker or foster parent, or mail to: Division of...

CONTEST! Bullying in Foster Care

As you may be hearing in the news lately, 'bullying' has become a hot topic. Children's Voice, a magazine published by the Child Welfare League of America, will be putting together an article on this topic — and they want to hear from young people in foster care. So we want to hear from you - do youth in foster...

31 MayDays contest

Got an idea for a new challenge for next year's 31 MayDays campaign? Send it in by May 31... if our team decides to use it for next year, you'll receive a FosterClub prize! The ground rules: the proposed challenge must be something that 1) is do-able in 15 minutes or less 2) raises funds or awareness 3) legal.

U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Contest

Have ever wanted to go to Washington DC? Now's your chance. There's an organization called The Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, (or CRC for short). They're inviting youth in grades 6th-12th throughout the U.S. to participate in its second nationwide essay contest. The purpose of this contest is to continue to raise...

Take Back the Night 2009 Creative Expression Contest

Take Back the Night is an evening dedicated to increasing awareness of interpersonal violence, with emphasis on ending sexual violence. Common components of Take Back the Night rallies include candlelight vigils, empowerment marches, and survivor testimonials. Throughout its history, Take Back the Night has inspired both women and men to confront a myriad of social ills, including rape, sexual violence...

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Contest Entry Rules & Guidelines


Winner and chosen entries may be featured on FosterClub's website, social media, and/or publications. FosterClub will only share first name, age, state, and non-identifying portions of biographical information submitted with the entry. Parents or workers with questions about how FosterClub protects youth identity and/or contest rules, please contact our staff [email protected] or call 503-717-1552

Any young person up to age 27 who has experienced foster care, including kinship (living with relatives), is eligible to enter. Entries can be in form of short stories, poems, original artwork, or any other method of creative expression that convey their experiences and feelings related to the contest topic. Be sure to review Strategic Sharing before sharing your story. Entries must be received by midnight on the deadline date listed in the link above.  

Submit your entry by using the form, select the type of entry and our system will provide instructions on how to upload files. Have questions or need help submitting? Contact us at [email protected] or call 503-717-1552.

You are welcome to enter more than once - please submit a new form for EACH piece of work that you would like to enter into the contest. 

We're excited to see your creativity!