Creating Our Sustainable Future: Living Wage Visioning Contest

(ITHACA) The Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC), with support from the Sustainable Tompkins Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program, announces its first-ever “Living Wage Visioning Contest“.  The Contest is open to Tompkins County residents or non-residents 17 years or older who work in the County.  (The current Tompkins County Living Wage for a single individual is $14.34/hour assuming full-time work.) Entries will be accepted from July 1, 2016 through September 15, 2016, with winners announced on September 30, 2016.


The first place winner will receive $1,250; second place winner will receive $750; and third place, $500.

Contestants are asked to produce an original creative work that gives artistic voice to their vision of how their life and the life of their family would change if they were paid a Living Wage. The forms of creative work that can be submitted into the Contest include visual art, video, song, poster, poem, short story, or essay.

For contest details: or contact the Workers’ Center at 607-269-0409 or

Cosponsors:  The Sustainable Tompkins Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program; the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights; and the Multicultural Resource Center.

To download and distribute our 8 1/2 by 11 flyer for the Contest, click on the link below.

TCWC Living Wage Contest