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2nd Annual Youth Art Contest

2010 Grand Prize Winner Hubbard House Youth Art Contest, Theme: Peace Begins at Home – Mariah Blanton, age 8

Hubbard House is holding its 2nd Annual Youth Art Contest for children ages 5-12 living in Northeast Florida. This year’s theme is “Hands are for Helping, Not Hurting.” The purpose of the art contest is to raise awareness about abuse among youth and to encourage them to live a violence-free life. The contest is free to enter and begins Aug. 22  and runs through Sept. 22.

One grand prize winner will receive a Playtime Party Package at Adventure Landing, Jacksonville Beach, for 8 guests. Ten Honorable Mentions will receive a Certificate of Achievement. The grand prize winner and honorable mentions will be featured on Hubbard House’s website and Facebook Page, in the Hubbard House Newsletter, and at various events throughout October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

 The art contest highlights Hubbard House’s prevention program W.A.V.E. (Working Against Violence Every day, Everywhere, Every time). The program teaches youth healthy relationship skills before abuse occurs, how to identify and prevent bullying, and helps them gain a better understanding of how violence affects their lives.

For more information or for the official entry form please visit

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House 24-hour domestic violence hotline at (904) 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119. Hubbard House can help.

Founded as the first domestic violence shelter in Florida in 1976, Hubbard House is a certified, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 6,000 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, school-based education, therapeutic childcare, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit to learn more.