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For release on October 13, 2023
Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Yerba Buena High School
Cupertino High School
Piedmont High School
District Attorney Jeff Rosen would like to thank all Santa Clara County high school students that participated in this year’s contest. Gift cards will be distributed in about six weeks.
For release on August 21, 2023
Assistant District Attorney
DA to Students: Use Your Art to Help Us Heal
This Year’s Contest Focuses on Butterflies, the Victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting, and Resiliency in the Wake of Violence
District Attorney Jeff Rosen is asking Santa Clara County high school students to create and send in original art portraying butterflies for this year’s “Justice for All” Art Contest. The student art will be used to decorate the DA’s Mariposas Resiliency Center – a newly expanded center based in Gilroy to provide help to victims of violent crime. The Mariposas Resiliency Center, formerly the Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center, will provide comprehensive support to survivors of violent crime including on-site mental health and advocacy services.
The winner will receive $1,500.
All art mediums are welcome: paint, pencil, charcoal, photography, graphic design, etc.
The Mariposas Resiliency Center is named after the Spanish word for butterflies. Butterflies have become powerful symbols for three young victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting - six-year-old Stephen Romero, 13-year-old Keyla Salazar and 25-year-old Trevor Irby - and the community ‘s resiliency in the wake of the 2019 mass shooting.
“Butterflies signify hope, and we want the Mariposas Resiliency Center to be a place of healing and new beginnings for those harmed by violence,” DA Rosen said. “It feels right that the halls of Mariposa will be decorated with the butterfly artwork of talented community youths.”
All Santa Clara County high school students are invited to submit their work by Friday, September 29, 2023. Winners will be announced on Friday, October 13, 2023, on the District Attorney’s website and Facebook page.
The first-place winner’s work will be prominently published on the District Attorney’s website and other venues. The second-place winner will receive $1,000, and the third-place winner will receive $500. The top three winners will be honored at an awards ceremony on October 24, 2023, at the Mariposas Resiliency Center Grand Opening in Gilroy. All entrants will be displayed at the Center.
All entrants who do not place will be mailed a Starbucks gift card.