This year's competition is a partnership with the Firefighters Burn Institute and the theme is "Honoring the Heroism of First Responders." The winning submission will be featured in a public showing during Sacramento's Second Saturday Art Walk on June 9, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1901 I Street, Sacramento, California. The event is open to the public and all proceeds benefit the Firefighters Burn Institute.
The competition winner says his artwork is "thanking first responders for being there in our time of need, and not leaving until they have made sure everyone is safe and sound. We know the hardships and struggles they face on a daily basis. They do too, yet still give their time to help people."