Blue Ribbon Task Force Against Child Abuse & Neglect to Hold Awareness Campaign Poster Contest

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March 3, 2016

The San Antonio Blue Ribbon Task Force Against Child Abuse & Neglect is gearing up for Child Abuse Awareness Month in April with a poster design contest intended to encourage dialogue about child abuse awareness.  The winning poster and its message will be adopted as the Task Force’s new awareness campaign for 2016.

All children in grades K-12th across the greater San Antonio area are invited to show what child abuse awareness means to them by submitting their creative art work to Senator Carlos Uresti  in person or by mail at 3315 Sidney Brooks Dr., Ste. 100, San Antonio, TX 78235. Entries should be 11"x17" or smaller.

Encouraged themes are:

  • It’s okay to ask for help (Asking for help is a positive thing)
  • Families Helping Families (Reaching out to help others can make a difference)
  • Take a Stand (Speak out! Your voice matters)
  • Happy Kids/Families (Being safe and loved creates a happy environment)

Once submitted and approved for content, the artwork will be featured on the Blue Ribbon Task Force’s Facebook page.  Youths and their families are encouraged to share their art work with others via Facebook. The Blue Ribbon Task Force’s executive members will vote on the entries, and the winner will be announced on April 1st at Senator Carlos Uresti’s annual child abuse awareness press conference in San Antonio. 

The youth who submits the winning poster will be recognized as the Blue Task Force’s Young Ambassador and will receive a commemorative pin from Senator Uresti.  The poster design will be featured on the task force’s new website at and displayed in the Capitol office of Sen. Uresti. The deadline for submission is March 23rd, 2016 at 6:00pm. Please be sure to include your name, address, and a contact email. For more information or questions, please go The Blue Ribbon Task Force Facebook Page or contact Bryant Villa at (210) 932-2568.

Sen. Uresti represents Senate District 19, which covers more than 35,000 square miles and contains all or part of 17 counties, two international ports of entry, eleven state parks, 51 school districts, 2700 miles of highways, and more than 23,000 producing oil and gas wells in both the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin. The district is larger than 12 states and 82 Nations, and contains over one third of the Texas-Mexico border. Sen. Uresti is proud to serve on the Finance, Natural Resources & Economic Development, Health & Human Services, and Administration Committees. Senator Uresti is the first Senator from San Antonio to serve on the Legislative Budget Board.