We Are Waukesha, Design Challenge

Calling all artists entering grades 5-12th to submit a design that will be turned into a temporary tattoo! United for Waukesha Resiliency Center is hosting this Design Challenge as a fun way to engage students in an upcoming event called Healing Ink, hosted September 27-28th 2023! Healing Ink event will be held at Raised Grain Brewery in Waukesha!

Who can participate in the design challenge:

Any students entering 5th-12th grade for the 2023-2024 school year

How to enter:

Create a unique, original art design on an approximately a 4×6″ paper and submit a design to the Waukesha Resiliency Center via email, mail or drop it off in person at our offices. Or address is: 2000 Pewaukee Rd. Suite R, Waukesha WI 53188 Attention: UWRC Team or email design to: [email protected]

What do you win?

Designs submitted by Aug. 1st, 2023 will be entered in to the contest. A panel of judges will choose a first and a second place winner from each category: Grades 5th-8th and Grade 9-12th. The chosen designs will then go to print! These designs will be used at the Untied for Waukesha Healing Ink event on September 27 -28, 2023. Winner will also receive a gist certificate from great local restaurants for a free lunch or dinner!

Design Elements: Through your design process, think of these prompts and incorporate one or more of them into your design.

  1. What does a strong Waukesha mean to you?
  2. How can we promote positive mental health for our community?
  3. Show how our community cares for one another.
  4. What does resilincy mean to you?
  5. How are you a part of a Strong and Healthy Waukesha?


  1. HAND-DRAWN: Artwork must be drawn entirely done by hand on using crayons, color pencils, ink pens, markers, watercolor or acrylic paint, and/or by using digital tools on the computer.
  2. INELIGIBLE CONTENT: Artwork must not contain lewd, obscene, explicit, disparaging, or otherwise inappropriate content or objectionable material as determined by United for Waukesha Resiliency Center; images that are copyrighted, trademarked
  3. Deadline to submit: All artwork must be submitted by August 1st, 2023 to be entered in to the design challenge
  4. Artists name and contact information must be included with the design

We are excited to see the creative designs the students have to share! Please contact helpish[email protected] or call: 262-522-0243 with any questions.

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