Southside Christian High School senior Imani Anaisce King won first place in The Christophers’ 30th Annual “You Can Make A Difference” Poster Contest. The Christophers is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that uses mass media to encourage individuals to make a positive difference in the world.
King’s submission uses a personal photograph of her leaning down to kiss her grandfather’s head with the caption, “You Can Make a Difference … Fighting the Fight Against Alzheimer’s with Love.”
“My peers seem to be ignorant or they shy away from educating themselves about the dramatic effects of Alzheimer’s,” said King in her essay submitted with the poster. “I choose to fight. For two years, I have been offering my artistic talents as a volunteer for a local hospice organization. After consulting with family, I take the essence of that person and pour the beauty of their story onto the canvas. This not only helps the people who are caring for them and visiting them to know who they are, but often sparks a memory for the patient that was otherwise lost.”
King’s submission beat out nearly 500 entries from across the United States.
To view a complete list of winners, visit christophers.org/winners-30th-annual-poster.