2021 Resident’s Voice Challenge

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Creative writing and artistic expression are meaningful and compelling ways to highlight the importance of residents’ rights and how these rights can be carried out in all long-term care settings. Residents are invited to get creative by participating in this year’s Resident’s Voice Challenge. The Resident’s Voice Challenge is an opportunity for long-term care consumers to respond to and reflect on this year’s theme – Reclaiming My Rights, My Home, My Life.

How to Participate:

Sumbit Artwork

This year’s theme emphasizes that the long-term care facility is the residents’ home. As part of the Resident’s Voice Challenge, we will be selecting original resident artwork to be featured on a door hanger. These door hangers will serve as a reminder for anyone who visits, that this is your home.

  • Create a piece of art that reflects what home means to you or how you make your space feel like home.
  • Types of artwork submissions: original drawings, paintings, sketches, photography*
  • Submissions must be produced by a long-term care consumer or consumers.
  • We will select one or more pieces of resident artwork to be featured on the Consumer Voice website and on a door hanger available in the Consumer Voice online store.
  • Residents will be notified if their artwork has been selected. Residents whose artwork is selected will receive complimentary door hangers.

*If a resident appears in a photo with their artwork, they must sign a photo release form.

Alternatively, residents can respond to the Resident’s Voice Challenge in writing, audio, or via video. Answer one or more of the following questions:

  • What did you miss most while visitation and activities were limited? What is your life like now as a long-term care resident?
  • What are you looking forward to most in the next year (doing an activity, seeing a loved one, etc.)?
  • What does home mean to you? How do you make where you live feel like home?
  • What can your facility staff do to help make your residence a home?

Possible entries include:

Video or audio recordings, poems, essays, word collages, songs, artwork or drawings, or photos. Get creative!

Each participant featured in a photo or video must fill out a release form.

How to Submit Your Entry:

Deadline: September 1, 2021

Email info@theconsumervoice.org

  • Take a high-resolution photo of your artwork and email the JPG or PNG file to info@theconsumervoice.org as an attachment. Is your file too large to email? Send us a note at info@theconsumervoice.org and we can arrange the transfer of large files.


Mail – Note our NEW ADDRESS below

  • Send the original version of your artwork to our office (use large, sturdy envelopes or mailing tubes if needed). 

Consumer Voice
Attn: Resident’s Voice Submission
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036

Questions? Email info@theconsumervoice.org.

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