ChalkHeART Webpage Cover

Art can educate, inspire, and mobilize young people
to create communities where everyone is valued, safe, and able to thrive;
where we choose all of us.

Join us for our 8th Annual LIVE Chalk HeART Challenge created for middle school, junior high, and high schools from around the state.

Here’s how it works: Any Idaho public or private middle, junior high or high school may enter up to two teams comprising of one to four students. Each team should select a poem to illustrate with chalk from:

Teams will illustrate the poem LIVE in chalk while at the Boise event Wednesday, May 15th, 2019. Team Registration starts at 5:30 PM. Live illustrations start at 6:00 PM.


Chalk HeART Awards $100!

Up to 10 awards! Does your submission educate and inspire youth to end gender violence? Does your artwork represent the message of the selected poem?

Here’s how you win: Amazing local artists will select our LIVE Chalk HeART Award Recipients. Chalk HeART teams must be in compliance with event rules to be considered for awards! Click the registration link below to view the event rules.

We strongly encourage diversity and inclusion in any illustrations of people.

Register soon! Schools may register three teams. Only 25 spaces available for teams participating in the LIVE event! Submit the online contest registration as soon as you can to secure your teams space; registration will close Friday, May 10th.

Register Now

If you have any questions, please email Yara at or by phone at 208-405-3387.

2018 ChalkHeART Challenge Submissions Slideshow

2019 Stories of Transformation poetry booklets

Select images below to view the 2019 Middle/Junior High School and High School We Choose All of Us Stories of Transformation collection booklets:

2019 SOT Collection Booklet MS

2019 SOT Collection Booklet HS