Are you an artist?

You have an opportunity to put your creative talent to good use! Held in the fall, Donor Network West’s annual high school holiday card art contest provides students with a platform to use their artwork to promote change and advocacy. Every year, high school students throughout Donor Network West’s service area of Northern California and Nevada submit pieces that embody the life-saving and healing impact of organ and tissue donation. A variety of art mediums are accepted and several prizes are awarded. The artwork selected as the first place winner is featured on the cover of Donor Network West’s holiday card.

2019 Art Contest Theme:

“With Every Yes To The Gift Of Life, The Light Of Hope Shines Brightly”

Hope fuels the journey of patients awaiting organ, eye, and tissue transplants. We are seeking submissions that creatively illustrate how every single “yes” to saving and healing lives as a donor offers an incredible gift of hope and healing.

What You Can Win:


Submission Guidelines:

  • Artwork must be the original design of the contestant and will not be returned
  • Artwork can be submitted on paper (8.5 x 11) or digitally (8.5 x 11 at 300 DPI as a JPG, PDF, or TIFF)
  • Only one submission per contestant
  • Examples of submissions eligible for the contest include: painting, drawings, and digital/computer-generated graphic design entries
  • Donor Network West reserves the right to display, publish, and make submissions available to the public
  • We no longer use the green ribbon as the symbol of organ and tissue donation
  • The holiday card design should appeal to all faiths and ethnicities
  • The 1st place design will be showcased as the Donor Network West company holiday card

Important Dates:

  • Art must be submitted by Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2019 (11:59pm PST)
  • Winners will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 17th, 2019


Entries will be judged on creativity, visual impact, artistic merit, and originality by Donor Network West staff. This year’s Community Choice category will be judged by our volunteers. Students are asked to submit designs that capture the essence of our #Save8Today Video Campaign. Learn more at

2019 Winners:


1st Place Winner
Alisa Higuchi, San Mateo High School


2nd Place Winner
Sally Ha, Oak Grove High School


3rd Place Winner
Haadia Naim, Fremont High School


Social Media Favorite
Natalie Kong, Oak Grove High School


Community Choice Winner
Minh Truc Trong, Oak Grove High School

Rachel Tse's 1st Place Artwork

1st Place Winner
Rachel Tse, San Mateo High School


2nd Place Winner
Lexie Walker, Lodi High School


3rd Place Winner
Athena Wang, Circle of Independent Learning Charter School


Anime Winner
Ryan Zhang, San Mateo High School


Community Choice Winner
Alisa Higuchi, San Mateo High School


Social Media Favorite
Sally Ha, Oak Grove High School