Participate in the Disability Pride Parade Visual Art Contest: “Nothing About Us Without Us”

Open to: All teachers.

Opportunity at a Glance: Spark meaningful conversations around disability by building the theme of this contest, Nothing About Us Without Us, into your curriculum. Engage your students in developing visual representations of what the slogan means to them. The words, Nothing About Us Without Us, represent disability rights activists’ and advocates’ insistence on full, meaningful, and equal access and participation in decisions made about any and all aspects of their lives, including education, employment, transportation, health, and independent living opportunities. The contest is open to all Pre-K – 12 grade students. Winning images will be displayed at the DOE booth at the Disability Pride Parade and in Field Support Centers.

Key dates:

  • Contest submission deadline: Friday, March 16.
  • Disability Pride Parade: Sunday, July 15.

Take action: Take a look at the Visual Art Contest in the Classroom resource and see why the contest exists. Then share the contest guidelines with your students.

For more information: Visit the contest webpage (login with your DOE email and password), sign up for our mailing list or email