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Annual Blue Ribbon Art Contest

Every year, Orange County’s Child Abuse Prevention Council and the OC Blue Ribbon Committee host the Annual Blue Ribbon Art Contest for youth (6-18 years old).This art contest is a great opportunity for Orange County youth, schools, after-school programs, and other youth-based programs to participate in prevention by demonstrating their artwork. Winning artists and artwork will be selected by the Blue Ribbon Committee, and artists that win will receive various prizes including recognition throughout the Annual Blue Ribbon Month campaign, gift cards, art supplies, and a celebration!

The theme for the 2022 Blue Ribbon Art Contest is “Creating a Community That Cares”. The packets, with information on the rules and guidelines for the contest, can be found below in English and Spanish. Artwork is due by February 11th, 2022 and can be sent to

Art Contest PacketSpanish Art Contest Packet

Examples of winning artwork and testimonials from past winners can be found below:

2021 Elementary Winners2021 Middle school Winners2021 High School Winners
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Annual Blue Ribbon Community Awareness Kits

The Raise Foundation and Orange County’s Child Abuse Prevention Council collaborate with a number of community-based organizations and agencies to create and distribute Blue Ribbon Community Awareness Kits. The kits provide different supplies for various locations to host their very own Blue Ribbon Awareness events or to show support and solidarity throughout the month of April. These kits typically consist of:
-Blue Ribbons
-Blue Ribbon Pins
-Prevention Awareness Materials
-Art Contest Lawn Signs
-And More!

To order a kit, please use the form below and email the completed form to

Blue Ribbon Kit Order Form

Please find additional handouts, activities, awareness materials, and calendars for download below under Blue Ribbon Resources.

Blue Ribbon Resources

Blue Ribbon & Shining Light Award

Blue Ribbon Awards and Nomination Form

Each year, Orange County community members can nominate individuals for the Blue Ribbon Award and Shining Light Award. The Blue Ribbon Award exemplifies the various Orange County child or family serving professionals who go above and beyond their call of duty to support children and families. Examples of professionals include teachers, law enforcement, social workers, doctors, nurses, nonprofit staff, and more.

The Shining Light Award represents community members who use their personal life to positively impact and enrich the lives of children and families in Orange County. Examples include youth leaders, faith-based community members, sport coaches, and many others.

2021 Award Winners include Blue Ribbon Award Winner Dr. Van Nguyen Greco from CHOC and Shining Light Award Winner Patty Hatcher.

To nominate an individual or group for the 2022 Blue Ribbon or Shining Light Awards, please use the below form and email to

Award Nomination Form
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