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The 7th Annual  Soroptimist Live Your Dream art contest pays tribute to the launch of Soroptimist’s new program—Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls. The global program aims to help girls to reach their full potential and live their dreams, by providing them with access to professional role models, education and other resources they need to achieve their career goals.  In honor of this exciting new initiative, we invite students, ages 4-18, to draw or paint a picture of a working woman they know and admire.


Artwork will be judged in the following categories:


  • Category 1: Ages 4-7

  • Category 2: Ages 8-11

  • Category 3: Ages 12-15

  • Category 4: Ages 16-18




  • Students must draw or paint a picture of a working woman they know and admire.

  • The drawings can be created in any medium that remains flat on the page, i.e., pencil, paint, crayon, or even computer-generated using computer drawing or design software. All artwork must be original. The use of clip art is not permitted.

  • Work should be no larger than 11” by 14”. 

  • Students and their parent/guardian must complete the entry form and glue or staple it to the back of their artwork. Artwork that does not have an attached entry form will be disqualified. 





Submission Guidelines


Schools or teachers must collect all artwork from students and send in one package to:


Attn: LYD Art Contest

Soroptimist International of the Americas

1709 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103


Electronic copies of work will not be accepted. 


*Submissions become the property of Soroptimist and will not be returned. Soroptimist reserves the right to use submissions on its website and in its promotional materials. 




Entries must be received at Soroptimist no later than December 31. 




Initially, a Live Your Dream team will narrow the entries down in each category. Then pictures of the finalists in each category will be posted on the Live Your Dream Facebook page throughout the month of February (one category per week). The artwork with the most “likes” in each category will signify the winner. There will be one student winner in each category.




The winner in each category will receive a gift certificate to the Live Your Dream store. In addition to the Facebook page, the winning artwork will also be featured at 


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