FH Art Contest

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FH hosted an art contest for our annual appeal post card asking students from our school partners to illustrate what kindness means to them. Below are the 4 winning art pieces. Which post card did you get in the mail? Scroll through to see the incredible illustrations on kindness.


The artist for this postcard is Laila, a first grader at Richardson Park Elementary School.

Laila loves to play with her brother, draw, and color! When she grows up, Laila wants to be an artist.

Why we chose this one: We love the colors Laila picked and the big smile on the person’s face! The message to “be kind” is powerful and a good motto to live by! 

Thank you Laila for sharing your message and your passion for art with us!


The artist for this postcard is Natali, an eighth grader at Shue-Medill Middle School.

Kindness has so many definitions. It can be expressed in many ways. Helping others, taking care of the environment, ourselves, and many more. The gesture can be showed in many ways; big or small. Kindness is a thing we don’t know we’re doing until we did it. It’s hard to explain. But I guess a gesture that makes us know we helped another or ourself. It’s the word that describes us feeling good after we did something good. Be kind.” – Natali

Why we chose this one: We are moved by the inclusivity and creativity behind Natali’s gestures portraying kindness in this illustration!

Thank you Natali for creating this moving and impactful artwork and sharing it with us! 


The artist for this postcard is Alana, a fifth grader at Richardson Park Elementary School.

Why we chose this one: We love the bold and bright color of Alana’s illustration! The message is simple yet powerful, and a message FH practices everyday. 

Thank you Alana for sharing your artwork with us, we loved your image and the message it portrays! 


The artist for this postcard is Amatullah, an eighth grader at Shue-Medill Middle School.

Friendship Fish
“On a cold lake in autumn, two fishes meet and become friends. The only wish a fish has is company and a friend.” – Amatullah

Why we chose this one: We are impressed by the talent in this piece and moved by Amatullah’s interpretation of kindness as friendship!

Thank you Amatullah for participating and sharing your beautiful interpretation of kindness with us!


Thank you to all of the students who participated in the contest. We received so many beautiful pieces with wonderful messages, we truly had a hard time narrowing down the winners! We hope you will all continue to practice your art and sharing it with the world! You have a fan, and a friend, in Friendship House!

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