The Humboldt County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Holiday Art Contest has returned for its fifth year, offering the community a chance to get involved and help spread holiday cheer to those incarcerated in our county.
The Inmate Holiday Art Contest is a painting contest held within the correctional facility. As part of this contest, each housing dorm within the facility is provided with a canvas and painting supplies, and is tasked to work together to create a holiday scene. The community then gets to vote on the paintings with the winning dorm receiving popcorn and a movie as a reward.
The Sheriff’s Office has once again teamed up with the North Coast Journal to expand voting opportunities for our community. Voting is allowed daily and is open until December 18. Click here to see the entries and to vote.
“The holidays can be difficult for everyone, especially those incarcerated and away from family,” HCCF Programs Sergeant Delia Garcia said. “The Inmate Holiday Art Contest helps boost morale in the Correctional Facility, promoting positive rehabilitation and creating a safer environment for both the inmates and our correctional deputies.
This year’s artwork, along with years’ past, will be on display at the Humboldt County Courthouse, Ground Floor, through the month of December.
To learn more about the contest, visit: https://humboldtgov.org/2867/35653/Inmate-Holiday-Art-Contest.