XQ + For Freedoms Billboard Challenge
What big dreams do you have for the future of high school? We called on all students ages 13-21 to create a piece of visual art showing their vision for high school for the next generation. Their canvas? A 14’ x 48’ billboard. The prize? Seeing their art featured on a billboard in their community!
Students delivered, and we are thrilled to announce our winners! Congratulations to Olivia Wood, Karisse Dickison, Cinara Marquis, Elizabeth Zheng, Duta Dago, Tinsley Collins, Bronwyn Alexander, Elisa Hernandez, Adam Salem, Mame Issa Ndoye, and Kendric Warrick. Explore their powerful visions of racial equity, environmental justice, and acceptance for all. We can’t wait to see these dreams on billboards across the country!View the gallery
About For Freedoms
For Freedoms is an artist-run platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. Co-founded by Hank Willis Thomas, Eric Gottesman, Michelle Woo, and Wyatt Gallery in 2016. For Freedoms has partnered with US-based institutions and artists for activations including town halls, exhibitions and installations, public programs, billboard campaigns, and artist residencies. In June 2018, For Freedoms launched the 50 State Initiative, described as the “largest-ever public art project in the US”.
2022 Student Journalism Challenge: My Education, My Future
The 2022 Student Journalism Challenge: My Education, My Future, is a journalism challenge run by PBS Student Reporting Labs and WETA and sponsored by XQ. This new challenge invites students nationwide to report on various topics that illustrate what their lives are like as students, and what matters most to them in their schools and communities.