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Diversity and Inclusion

Art Contest

YMCA of Bucks County invites community artists of all ages to create original artwork based on the theme of diversity and inclusion.
Inclusion creates an environment of belonging, where we are valued for who we are and what makes us unique. Our layers of diversity (ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation) form a filter through which we view and experience the world. Art is a form of expression that showcases many diverse ideas, passions and talents and can help unify us and make the world a better place.


Submissions are due Sunday, August 29, 2021.

  1. Please submit artwork in person at the Welcome Center or via email to
  2. Please include your name, phone number and description of your artwork.
  3. If submitting a digital file of the artwork, image must be able to be printed at a resolution of at least 300 ppi or higher, if possible.

The original artwork must incorporate ideas and visual interpretations that support experiences with diversity, inclusion and feelings of belonging through programs and services offered at YMCA of Bucks County.


  • paint (acrylic, oil, watercolor)
  • drawing (graphite, ink, charcoal, pastel/chalk, crayon, colored pencils, markers)
  • collage
  • mosaic
  • mixed media or sculpture

Open to kids, teens, adults and seniors in our entire community.

Winning art pieces will be chosen by the art contest committee. Contest winners will have artwork displayed in YMCA of Bucks County branches and be recognized on YMCA social media and in a press release.

YMCA of Bucks County assumes all entries are original and are the work and property of the entrant. We are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant and will not be involved in copyright disputes. YMCA of Bucks County reserves the right to manipulate the artwork and will work with winners as deemed necessary to modify the original artwork to fit the needs and requirements of its use. Artwork may be used on website, social media, printed material and signage. By submitting your artwork, you grant full ownership to YMCA of Bucks County for promotion and production.
Artwork credits: Mantras by Carla Golembe, Oil painting; Puzzle Collage by Melissa Shepherd, Mixed media; Kindness Works by Kaja K, Marker drawing; Compassion & Kindness by Dyanne Williams Mosaics, Paper Mosaic; Angel of Kindness by Judith Redman, Watercolor painting; Mattie Stepanek poem by Michael Volpicelli, Ink drawing