Your Artistic Talents Can Save and Heal Lives!

For nearly a decade, high school student artists have used their creative gifts for good in support of Donor Network West’s annual holiday card art contest. Held annually in the fall, this youth initiative provides mission-minded students with a platform to use their artwork to promote health, healing, and advocacy. We are so excited to invite high school students throughout our service area of Northern/Central California and Nevada to submit artwork that embodies the life-saving gift of organ and tissue donation. Our contest features several artistic mediums, and students can win significant cash prizes. Most notably, the first-place winner will enjoy the honor of seeing their design as Donor Network West’s 2020 holiday card.

2020 Art Contest Theme

“Peace, Hope & Healing: Celebrating Organ and Tissue Donation as a Gift for All Seasons”

2020 has amplified how precious the gift of health is, as well as the enduring goodwill of everyday people who instinctively step up to help others. Each and every one of us has the opportunity to affirm our intention as healthcare heroes when we register as organ and tissue donors. We welcome your creative submissions on the many gifts that are made possible through the gift of organ and tissue donation.

What You Can Win

2020 High School Holiday Card Art Contest Prizes

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)
  • For the Photography Fave category, image files should be sized around 2400 px @ 72dpi and must be under 5 MB. Students may enter all types of photographic processes (black/white, color, silver prints, and digital prints)
  • Only one submission per contestant is allowed
  • Examples of submissions eligible for the contest include: painting, drawings, digital/computer-generated graphic design and photography 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, November 1, 2020 (11:59 pm PST)
  • Winners will be announced on Monday, November 16, 2020


Entries will be judged on creativity, visual impact, artistic merit, and originality by Donor Network West staff. Students can refer to our website or content on our social media channels: Facebook, YouTube and Instagram for additional background information and context.

2020 Winners:

olivia brandeis montevista high school

1st Place Winner
Olivia B., Montevista High School

ada leong james logan high school

2nd Place Winner
Ada L., James Logan High School

erin rew san mateo high school

3rd Place Winner
Erin R., San Mateo High School

elana marie ignacio pinole valley high school

Social Media Fave
Elana I., Pinole Valley High School

maya dulnuan turner san mateo high school

Honorable Mention
Maya D., San Mateo High School