And the Winners Are ... FYSB Announces the 2012 Mural Contest Champs

Photograph of 2012 winning mural.

The drawings have been shared, the essays have been read, and the Family and Youth Services Bureau has chosen the winners of the 2012 Mural Contest for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs!

This year's entries came from across the country and were judged by a panel of six FYSB staff members and eight youth from grantee programs. Judges looked for creativity, youth input and uniqueness.

The competition was extremely close, but we are pleased to congratulate:

First Place Winner

Colorado Rural Collaborative Youth Leadership Team, Denver

Mural Contest Winner: Colorado Teens Take a Stand Against Homelessness

Second Place Winner

Sea Haven Transitional Living Program Junior Advisory Team, Myrtle Beach, SC

Mural Contest Second Place Winner: A Lifeline to Those in Need

Third Place Winner

Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Washington, DC

Mural Contest Third Place Winner: Tree of Life, Growth and Change

All winners will receive a gift card from Home Depot to help them bring their murals to life. We'll be posting each program's essay and artwork in the coming weeks.

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