Children’s artistic views of ‘My 2020’

Creative children of Faith in Families’ adopters have shown real flair in giving their different artistic views of 2020.

Adoption agency and children’s charity Faith in Families challenged children of their adopters to give their perspectives on the difficult year of 2020 – in its ‘My 2020’ artistic competition – shortly before Christmas. Entries closed on January 4th, 2021.

The children used art, dance, singing and writing to express their feelings over world events, home life, and resilience in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Images of world events

Examples included a cheery Christmas song, colourful drawings of the year ‘2020’ surrounded by depictions of world events or children’s personal achievements, and gymnastic dance.

  • First Place entry went to Lokyee; for her great portrait of a woman wearing a facemask with words on it such as chaotic, surreal, happiness, sadness, change, quiet and hopeful. She receives a £30 gift voucher.

  • Second Place went to Lokyee’s sister Yanee, for her drawing of ‘2020’ with images of world events around it. She receives a £20 gift voucher.
  • Third Place went to Amy for her video of singing and dancing to Rachel Platten’s Fight Song. She receives a £10 gift voucher.

All children and young people who entered the ‘My 2020’ competition will receive a certificate and a small participation prize.

Inspiring Talent

Emily McAllister, Adoption Support Manager for Faith in Families, said: “Like every other child, our adopters’ children have had to cope with the disruption to their home and school lives caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Our My 2020 contest was a chance for them to express their feelings in an artistic way and they responded brilliantly. The resilience and optimism, not to mention talent, we saw in their entries was truly inspiring.”

Faith in Families is a registered charity and adoption agency, based in Nottingham, with over 70 years’ experience. It provides adoption related services in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. From children’s groups to social events and individual counselling, there is a range of services available to suit you.

The agency’s Adoption Support services offer guidance for adoptive parents, as well as training services. Families are at the heart of what we do, and Adoption Support is available to help adoptive families; continuing the relationship beyond the initial adoption process, and providing long-term support if needed.