BLM at Sequoia shirt contest
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    February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month, and Sequoia’s participation in the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. We invite all Sequoia students to participate in a Black Lives Matter at Sequoia t-shirt design contest. This is your chance to say Black Lives Matter!, to celebrate the diversity of the Sequoia community, and to show your commitment to social justice through meaningful art! 


    Here are some questions students can reflect on to get ideas flowing!  


    BLM At Sequoia T-Shirt Design Guidelines:

    • A student’s design needs to include “BLM” or “Black Lives Matter” and “Sequoia”. It should reflect one or more of the BLM At School principles or ideas above. 
    • Keep designs simple so they can be used on a t-shirt . Designs must fit on an 8.5x11” sheet of paper using only 1-2 colors for artwork. (Remember the t-shirt is a color too!)
    • Artwork is due by February 12, 2021 and can be submitted to Please try to take a good photo or a digital scan of handmade artwork with your phone or device, but any image will be accepted. Flat black and white scans/photos work best. Submissions should include the student’s name, grade and teacher. 
    • In addition, upper grades can make a copy of this slideshow template to present their ideas. Or, download and print a blank t-shirt template.
    • Once submissions are in, a panel of Sequoia faculty and community members will judge the entries and select a winner. The winning design will be printed on shirts to be sold to the Sequoia community and beyond. More details to come soon.
    • We will showcase all artwork submitted after the contest is over!


    We hope you will take advantage of the different ways your class or your family might be celebrating Black History Month to think about these ideas and make some art! 


    Coming soon: a gallery of student submissions


    Questions? Email organizers Jose Corona, Nate Landry, & Joanne Tateishi at blmatsequoiacontest@gmail.comHappy Black History Month!