Making Portraits

By joining the Challenge, young people will create a meaningful self-portrait that reflects their sense of identity. Each portrait submitted generates funding from the Bezos Family Foundation—up to $600,000—to support programs run by CARE and Search for Common Ground, helping youth on different sides of conflict build peace.

Portraits can be created utilizing several different approaches, materials, and mediums. From simple drawings with pencil or marker, to colorful paintings, to abstract representations, there are many approaches to this that can meet the needs of various contexts. While sizes and mediums can vary, we do ask that portraits have a minimum size of 5 inches x 5 inches.

If interested, students may submit more than one portrait representing themselves or after creating their own portrait, they can make a portrait(s) of someone else.

Watch our How to Make a Portrait video

Download a Self-Portrait Creation Guide 

Get even more inspiration from our Pinterest board:

Submitting Your Self-Portraits

When your team is ready to send us your portraits, submission is simple. You can submit your art to us by mailing us a package with your original art (we love this!) or you can also digitally submit your art to us by sending us a photo(s) or your creations. If sending your package by postal mail is too expensive, a digital submission is a great option.

Mailing in portraits

Go to www.studentsrebuild.org/submit. You will be asked to enter the email you registered your team with, the number of art pieces that your team created, and the number of youth that participated on your team. This information helps us make sure your submission gets attributed to the right team. This should take less than 1 minute!

After filling out your submission form, click to print a mailing slip that can be included in your package. If you don’t have access to a printer, write down the information on a piece of paper to include with your package.

Place the slip in the package and mail it postmarked by May 4th 2018:

Students Rebuild
2400 1st Ave South #336
Seattle, WA 98134

Digital submission

Go to www.studentsrebuild.org/submit. You will be asked to enter the email you registered your team with, the number of art pieces that your team created, and the number of youth that participated on your team. This information helps us make sure your submission gets attributed to the right team. This should take less than 1 minute!

Email photos of your art along with your final submission information at info@studentsrebuild.org.

Once we receive your portraits; digitally or by mail, we’ll ensure they’re counted and each matched with $3.00—up to $600K—to fund peace-building programs by CARE and Search for Common Ground.

Participation Certificate

Have you made and mailed your self-portraits in already? Congratulations! Download your participation certificate here.

Thank you for taking the Facing Difference Challenge!