Poster Contest


MY HERO in partnership with Art Miles and UN Association- San Diego

Project Goal

Credit: Ben Macedo

The MY HERO Project Gallery seeks to engage young artists in learning about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which are meant to create a better earth now and for the future. We want young artists to be curious and investigate a goal and person, famous or non-famous, who is doing important work towards one or more of the goals.

Poster Contest Details


The contest is separated by grade level AND SDG numbers:

• Early Elementary - Kinder to 2nd grade - Goals: 1, 2, 14, 15

• Upper Elementary - 3rd grade to 5th grade - Goals: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 16

• Middle School - 6th grade to 8th grade - Goals: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17


• Certificate of Excellence & MY HERO Stickers

Poster Requirements

• Needs to have a Hero in the poster (either digitally or hand drawn)

• Needs to have Hero name as text

• Needs to have SDG number and name

• Needs to illustrate the theme and work of the SDG and Hero


*there are many online apps such as Kami and Seesaw that offer digital drawing tools).


MY HERO Sustainable Development Goals Multimedia Resouces
Credit: UN

MY HERO Resources

The MY HERO Project is dedicated to honoring heroes around the world. As an organization we consider people heroes when they exhibit the values of kindness, generosity, peace, joy, empathy, and so on. If you are still unsure if the person you wish to showcase is a hero, please take some time to navigate our forum on how to choose a hero. MY HERO also provides multimedia content on stories and a 365 day calendar that showcases a variety of heroes on their birthdays. (Links at the bottom of the site.)


Remember to choose a hero working towards 1 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

Poster example featuring hero Sylvia Earle showcasing UN Development Goal 14 (Life Below Water)

Poster Exemplar (created using Kami App)
Credit: MY HERO

Gallery Inspiration - Art created by kids

Cesar Chavez by Luis Aguileras

By: Luis Aguileras
He was co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association in 1962 with Delores Huerta.. In 1994, his family received Presidential Medal of Freedom from Clinton.

The Power of Education (MSidibay) by Liza Donnelly

By: Liza Donnelly
Cartoon by NY Times Illustrator Liza Donnelly of Mohamed Sidibay speaking about the power of education at the Global Education and Skills Forum in 2018 in Dubai

The Sturgeon General (aka Sylvia Earle)

By: Alice Turner

Marsha P. Johnson

By: Elliot Rodriguez
I wanted to created a portrait of Marsha to show my appreciation for her. Being a transgender individual myself, Marsha is a person who I greatly look up to as a role model.

Jane Goodall

By: Todd and students from Southwestern college in San Diego
Art Miles Mural and MY HERO partner on the HERO MILE

Walter Sisulu

By: Kathleene Crass

Jane Austen by Samantha from Taft High School

By: Samantha Park of Taft High School
Jane Austen is my hero because she is a writer, a writer who inspires me. Not only was she a good writer, she was a female writer at a time when females weren't allowed to have ideas, let alone write. Jane Austen didn't have to hide who she was to get published; her work was just that good. She has shown me that if you persevere and keep going, you can do anything you want to.

My Hero - His Holiness The Dalai Lama

By: Sajal Subodh from India (Age 14)

Learn More about Our Partners

Related Pages

Discuss Concept of Heroism in the MY HERO Forum
Credit: MY HERO
MY HERO Sustainable Development Goals Multimedia Resouces
Credit: UN
MY HERO Stories
Credit: MY HERO
365 Days of Heroes Calendar
Credit: MY HERO

Organizer created on 7/15/2020 4:33:30 PM by Giselle Villatoro

Last edited 1/21/2021 2:51:12 PM by Giselle Villatoro