Tillamook County 2021 Calendar Contest for Middle School Students (Grades 6, 7 & 8): “When Things Change”


SOS Tillamook—the Prevention Program of Tillamook Family Counseling Center, is excited to once again be gathering artwork from local students to be featured in the 2021 Tillamook County Calendar. We have all needed and used the “mindfulness and self-care” suggestions from this year’s calendar. 2020 has been a challenging year with many changes to our every day routines. We are all finding ways to adjust and cope with the new ways of doing things.
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS – Grades 6-8: When things change, how do you cope?
Using creative mediums (drawings, digital art, poetry, photos) – show us how you’ve been dealing with all the changes we’ve been experiencing. Getting outdoors, activities, crafts and hobbies, new ways of communicating, writing, cooking. We’ve included some ideas below.
From the submissions, 13 drawings will be selected to be featured in the calendar, sent to every address in Tillamook.

Submission Process – DUE by 11/6/20:

Download here: https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/CalendarDrawing-Template-2021.pdf

  • Write your schools name, grade and parent/guardian contact information
  • Mail to: Tillamook County Pioneer, SOS Tillamook Calendar, PO Box 1086, Tillamook, OR 97141
  • Drop off completed drawing template at local school, Tillamook Library branch, YMCA or email to editor@tillamookcountypioneer.net. DEADLINE for submission – Nov. 6, 2020.

Selection Process:
13 entries will be selected from the submissions
Selections will be featured in the 2021 SOS Tillamook When Things Change Calendar, mailed to every address in Tillamook County.
Winning artists will get a certificate and special recognition.

Questions or for more information, contact:
Janeane Krongos, Prevention Coordinator, SOS Tillamook Prevention Program, Tillamook Family Counseling Center
(503) 842-8201, janeanek@tfcc.org

Laura Swanson, Editor, Tillamook County Pioneer
503-939-5416 cell.

CalendarDrawing Template 2021

When things change, here are some ways to cope:

  1. Breathing deeply and visualizing a safe, calm place.
  2. Drawing or painting
  3. Listening to uplifting music
  4. Going to the library
  5. Holding an ice cube
  6. Organizing space
  7. Sitting in the sun and closing your eyes
  8. Sucking on a peppermint
  9. Sipping a cup of hot tea
  10. Complimenting someone
  11. Movement – Exercise
  12. Reading
  13. Write yourself a nice note and keeping it in your pocket
  14. Dancing to music
  15. Going for a brisk 10-minute walk
  16. Going outside and listening to nature
  17. Calling a friend
  18. Write positive affirmations on cards and decorate them
  19. Planting a flower in a pot
  20. Knitting or sewing
  21. Doing yoga
  22. Watching a funny or inspirational movie
  23. Making a collage of your favorite things
  24. Journaling
  25. Writing a poem
  26. Swimming, running or biking
  27. Making a gratitude list
  28. Doing a good deed
  29. Bake cookies to share with someone
  30. MORE IDEAS ….=

Share your ways to cope with changes …