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2022 Resident's Voice Challenge

Creative writing and artistic expression are meaningful and compelling ways to highlight the importance of residents’ rights and how these rights can be carried out in all long-term care settings. For the Resident’s Voice Challenge, residents are encouraged to submit essays, poems, artwork, drawings, or videos related to the theme.

Deadline extended - Entries are now due Friday, September 9.

How to Participate

Community Poster Contest

This year’s theme emphasizes the importance of fostering a meaningful community within the facility and encouraging residents’ connection to their local community. As part of the Resident’s Voice Challenge, we are inviting groups of residents to create a shared poster reflecting this year’s theme.

  • Groups of two or more residents create a poster that reflects what community means to them or how they create a community.
  • Types of artwork submissions: original drawings, paintings, sketches, or other collaboratively-created pieces of art
  • Submissions must be produced by long-term care consumers.
  • We will select one or more pieces to print.
  • Residents will be notified if their artwork has been selected. Residents whose artwork is selected will receive complimentary posters.

*If a resident appears in a photo with their artwork, they must sign a photo release form.

Alternatively, individual residents or groups of residents can respond to the Resident’s Voice Challenge in writing (essays, poems, word collages), audio (songs or spoken word), photos, video, or artwork. Answer one or more of the following questions:

  • What does it mean to be a part of a community? Why is it important to be a part of a community?
  • How can a community be created within a nursing home or long-term care facility?
  • Why is it important to stay connected to your local community? What are the challenges of staying connected to your local community?
  • What is your favorite memory growing up in your community?

How to Submit – Email or Mail

  • Email submissions to info@theconsumervoice.org.
    • For posters or other artwork: Take a high-resolution photo of your artwork and email the JPG or PNG file as an attachment to info@theconsumervoice.org. Do not send images in the body of the email, as the file is sometimes compressed. Is your file too large to email? Let us know at info@theconsumervoice.org, and we can arrange the transfer of large files.
  • Mail submissions to our address:
    • Consumer Voice
      Attn: Resident’s Voice Challenge
      1025 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1000
      Washington, DC 20036

See full rules and criteria for submissions.

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