What’s in a name? Revealing the stories behind our adoptive names, birth names and nicknames. Tell us how your name(s) impacts your identity.
We encourage you to interpret the 2021 prompt creatively — whether it be through a self-portrait, an essay, digital art, a zine, a song, original choreography, poetry or a short film (or anything else you might come up with!). For non-essay submissions, please include a brief artist statement describing your piece (200 words or fewer). Submissions are due by July 31, 2021. Our team is looking forward to seeing your work!
Need some inspiration? Check out the winning projects from the 2020 Holt Adoptee Scholarship Contest!
Chamie, Charlie and Mandie are siblings who are currently living in different care centers, waiting to unite together with an adoptive family! A Families Not Finances grant is available to help find these children an adoptive family.
June and Gavin are waiting for an adoptive family! When asked how to describe June and Gavin, their caregivers say that they are sweet and diligent. These two siblings care very much for each other and have a good relationship.