#SAAM2019 #RadicalResilience Coloring Page Design Contest

Download a printable flyer: 2019 #SAAM Coloring Contest – #RadicalResilience

About #SAAM

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM).  Every year, FORGE (a national transgender anti-violence organization), focuses our social media efforts on raising public awareness about sexual violence specific to transgender, gender-diverse, and non-binary individuals, loved ones, and communities.

We know that:

  • Victim service providers benefit from trans-specific information, training, and guidance.
  • Trans and non-binary survivors and loved ones feel heard, validated, and supported when information about sexual violence is trans-specific.

Together, with increased knowledge and support, we can collectively make a difference in lowering rates of sexual violence and helping trans survivors access the respectful healing services they need and deserve.

About the Contest

Many of us have deeply felt the impact of the continued public attention to issues of sexual abuse, assault, and misconduct. The increased in public awareness has played a prominent role in shaping how our culture is recognizing and addressing sexual violence. More and more people are recognizing that sexual violence can and does affect all of us – people of all genders. Healing can happen in many ways.  We recognize and see that so many of us are charting the new ground of #RadicalResilience.

For #SAAM 2019, we are inviting artists to design and submit a coloring book style image around the concept of #RadicalResilience. The image can be as simple or as intricate as you like. Designs should be black and white, and scalable so they can be printed on 8.5 X 11” paper. During April, people will be invited to color the winning design and share their resulting artwork as part of FORGE’s #SAAM #RadicalResilience social media campaign.

The #RadicalResilience coloring page contest is open to everyone.  We welcome survivors, loved ones, providers, and allies to submit a design. We encourage artists to be creative. #RadicalResilience can mean many different things to different people. Use your imagination and let the world know that sexual violence affects #Trans(people)Too!

Submission deadline

Submissions must be received on or before March 31, 2019.

The 3 best entries will be chosen as finalists and will be highlighted on the FORGE website and on social media.

  • 1st place winner: 2 T-shirts with the winning design and a $75 gift card.
  • 2nd place: 1 T-shirt with the winning design and a $25 gift card.
  • 3rd place: 1 T-shirt with the winning design.

Entries should be emailed to: AskFORGE [at] forge-forward [dot] org


  1. All entries must be received (electronically time-stamped) before 11:59pm CT March 31, 2019.
  2. All entries must be submitted with a signed waiver (below).
  3. Design submissions should be printable in black and white (outline style to accommodate coloring by others).
  4. Designs will only be accepted electronically (AskFORGE [at] forge-forward [dot] org) and should be in one of the following formats: .eps, .pdf, .tiff, or high resolution .jpg.
  5. The 1st place design (or any part of it) may be used in promotions, material, literature, handouts, posters, and/or T-shirts.


I                                                           (name) understand the above rules and conditions of the FORGE #SAAM 2019 coloring page design contest. If my design is chosen, I release full rights of my artwork/design to FORGE and acknowledge that FORGE may use my design on any literature, material, T-shirts, posters, social media, trainings, or FORGE website.

Name to be included on website if in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place:


___ Please don’t include my name on the website



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Download this information and form here:  2019 #SAAM Coloring Contest – #RadicalResilience

Email to: AskFORGE [at] forge-forward [dot] org