Salt & Light Global announces an Art Contest to help high
school students learn about the amazing history of our national
motto: In God We Trust.
The motto, In God We Trust, first appeared on American currency
150 years ago in 1864. Previously, the phrase appeared in a stanza
of The Star Spangled Banner. By an act of Congress signed by
President Eisenhower, In God We Trust became the official motto of
the United States. Now engraved on government buildings and
monuments, the motto remains a central part of the history of our
Guidelines for Educational and
Historical Art Contest*
- Deadline for entry is April 1, 2014. One entry per
- The contest is open to all high school juniors and seniors
residing in the state of Michigan.**
- Create any form of art, including but not limited to a poster,
painting, sculpture, graphic design, short video, wood
construction, ceramic, metal, tapestry, etc.
- The words "In God We Trust" must be included in the medium in
some way; size and dimension is limited to 5' x 3' if a painting,
mural, poster, or tapestry, etc; there are no restrictions on
color; entry must not be repurposed artwork.
- All entries must be photographed and submitted in electronic
format (JPEG, PDF, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org
by April 1, 2014. The winners must make their original works
available for display.
- Judges will make a decision by April 15, 2014. Presentation of
awards will be on April 22, the anniversary of the inclusion of "In
God We Trust" on our coins.
- Awards will be given to the students whose artwork best
celebrates the inclusion of "In God We Trust" on our national
coins, a decision made in 1864 at the end of the Civil
* Please also review the Contest
Rules and Legal Disclaimer.
** Members and employees of sponsors (and their immediate
families) are not eligible to participate in contest entry.
One $2500 Grand Prize Award,
Two $1000 second place awards,
Ten $500 third place awards
To help high school juniors and seniors better understand this
important part of our nation's heritage, Salt & Light Global
sponsors this art contest with cash prizes. The deadline for entry
is April 1, 2014. Salt & Light Global plans to present the
awards on April 22, 2014 at the Michigan Capitol. All created
artwork must include and honor the phrase In God We Trust. To learn
more about the contest, please send an email to InGodWeTrustSLG@gmail.com or
call Gina Johnsen 517-775-1637.
Salt & Light Global is a non-profit educational organization
working with communities, promoting good governance, and preserving
the blessings of liberty.