HeARTwork Against Hate is a creative initiative for New York City youth launched by the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC) in September 2020.

Inspired by OCA-NY Asian Pacific American Advocates' annual Hate Crime Prevention Art Project, HeARTwork Against Hate provides another opportunity and platform for young New Yorkers to use artistic expression as an outlet.

Eligible participants can win prize money, and their artwork will be featured on the OPHC website as well as digital displays across the city.


  • First Place: $500
  • Second Place: $250
  • Third Place: $100
  • Honorable Mentions (3): $50

Eligibility and Rules

All art forms are eligible, including drawing, collages, paintings, photography, sculpture, poetry, computer graphics, 3D Art, etc.

Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 18 and be New York City residents.

All artwork must be:

  • Original
  • Related to the theme: “HeARTwork Against Hate"
  • For visual arts, dimensions must be no larger than 11 inches x 20 inches, and no smaller than 8.5 inches x 11 inches

All submissions (including photos of all hard copy artwork) must be submitted by no later than 5 PM on September 30, 2020.

Learn more about HeARTwork Against Hate and download a submission form.