Protest art always has been instrumental to the struggle for a more socially just future. From the clenched Black Power fist, to the rainbow flag for LGBTQ rights, to the campaign for nuclear disarmament peace sign, iconic global symbols representing social justice, resistance, and solidarity have breathed life into movements and challenged generations to build a better world.
From the outcry over police violence and voter suppression, to growing opportunity and wealth gaps, to lethal environmental toxins and health disparities, to mass incarceration and deportation, persisting and expanding racial inequities constitute nothing less than a worldwide crisis. We believe that now is the time for the birth of a new symbol, a symbol that captures the power, promise, and force of antiracism—of the antiracist. We are challenging talented artists across the country to create and submit an original symbol that encapsulates the essence of what it means to be antiracist.
The winning symbol will be featured prominently by The Antiracist Research & Policy Center (ARPC) and will serve as the Center’s official logo. This campaign is sponsored by the ARPC and Penguin Random House. The winning artist will receive $5,000.00 and permanent all-access to ARPC’s annual National Antiracist Book Festival.
Selection committee members include Ibram X. Kendi, Alicia Garza, Favianna Rodriguez, Dylan Miner, Sarah Lewis, Sojin Kim, Brandon “BMike” Odums, and Greg Mollica.
- Tuesday, July 16th (12pm ET): Submission period opens
- Monday, July 29nd (5pm ET): Submission period closes
- Wednesday, July 31st — Wednesday, August 7th: Selection committee reviews all submissions and selects 3 finalists
- Thursday, August 8th — Tuesday, August 13th: general public votes on winner
- Wednesday, August 14th: Winner announced
Please e-mail submissions to email@example.com with the subject line “Antiracism Symbol.”
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between July 16, 2019 and July 29, 2019. Open to US residents, 18 and older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. For more information and official rules please visit: