M.A.D. H.O.P.E.: What does a Trusted Adult mean to you?

What is a Trusted Adult?

A Trusted Adult is someone who you feel comfortable going to in times of need. Someone you can count on to listen and help you no matter what!

Thank you for your interest in the Trusted Adult Youth Art Contest! We invite contest participants to use art to share what a Trusted Adult means to them.

What comes to your mind when you think of a Trusted Adult?

How would you use art to visualize this?

Interested? Please take a look at our entry requirements with directions on how to enter the contest!


If selected, your art piece may be used as a downloadable e-card on our M.A.D.-H.O.P.E. webpage for youth to send to their Trusted Adult. Best practices show that sending trusted adult cards can increase youth’s willingness to reach out to that adult later on, when they need help!

Entry Requirements

  • Contest available to youth between ages 14 and 24
  • Contest is open to Whatcom youth
  • Please submit your own high quality original art only
  • You can submit an unlimited number of entries.
  • The preferred submission method is to submit art online through this form
  • We encourage all modalities and forms of art to be submitted!
  • For any physical piece of art, please take a picture and/or scan it to your computer.
  • If you are unable to submit art virtually, you can mail it to: Whatcom Family & Community Network, Roosevelt Resource Center: 2303 Moore St., Bellingham, WA 98229
  • Please keep your submission size to under 1GB
  • If you submit a video, you will first need to post the video to a separate website (e.g. YouTube) and share that link through the submission form.
  • Contest Deadline: October 30, 2020

All entries will receive a prize! (Limit: 1 prize per person)