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Sonoma County Peace Crane Project is holding our Second Annual 2019 Youth Contest with cash prizes. The theme of the art contest is “Picture a world free of nuclear weapons.” We invite students (grades 6 -12) in Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties to enter their artwork. For details about the contest, click here.

Please let your creative and artistic friends and students know about this contest. Download flyer here.

Winners of 2018 Youth Art Contest

Last year, Peace Crane Project launched a poster art contest in hopes of engaging the younger generation on nuclear issues.

Jr. high and high school students throughout Marin/Napa/Sonoma Counties were invited to submit their original artworks for this poster art contest.

The contest was juried by artists and community leaders including Elizabeth Clary and Michael Cheney from Alchemia Gallery and Studio, John Bertucci of Petaluma Public Access Media and Fukushima Response, Mario Uribe, an artist based in Santa Rosa, and Lina Hoshino and Phyllis Tajii of Peace Crane Project. The submissions were evaluated based on the artists’ technique, originality, theme and expression.

See who won here.

Enter 2019 contest here.


Save the date: Join us on August 4, 2019 at the Nuclear Remembrance Day

Sonoma County Peace Crane Project presents Nuclear Remembrance Day: Picture a World Free of Nuclear Weapons on August 4, 2019. The event will happen in Helen Putnam Plaza, downtown Petaluma, from 11:30-3:30 pm. Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

Many activities will be offered during the day: Interfaith opening prayer and incense offering; music performance by Elliot Kallen; dance performance by Ten Ten Taiko; Japanese Tea Ceremony by Sachiko Knappman; free origami workshop; Hiroshima Mayors for Peace Exhibit; Japanese Prayer Plaque Workshop (Ema); the folding of a 6’ origami crane; and an awards ceremony celebrating the high school and middle school winners of the Peace Crane Project’s youth poster art contest, with the theme, Picture a World Free of Nuclear Weapons.

This event occurs during this period of heightened tension and fear of nuclear war.
It commemorates the 74th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.


Winners of 2017 writing contest with Professor Gwyn Kirk