Participation Requirements

What are the requirements for participating in the campaign?

The only requirement is that you register first. If you are under age 13 you will need your parent and caregivers permission. If you are under 18 you must agree to the disclaimer before loading content to the site.

If I am not a youth, can I still participate in the campaign?

Yes. We hope the entire community will want to participate and share their compassionate experiences. We believe these expressions will inspire a global compassion movement. Please participate and encourage others to do so as well.

What age groups can participate?

All age groups can participate.

Do I have to live in Washington state to post to the site?

No. You can live anywhere in the world to post content to the website.

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Submitting Artwork

What kind of artwork can I send in?

You can send in paintings, drawings, photography, collages, anything that can be put on a piece of canvas or paper that is no more that 24”x24” in size.

What is appropriate content?

All content must contain a compassionate message. What is a compassionate message? Compassion is the ability to feel for others and the desire to alleviate or reduce the suffering of another or to show special kindness to those who suffer. What is a compassionate message? Anything that has touched your heart, made you think, gave you chills, made you smile, laugh, cry. It's something you want to share with others because of how it made you feel.

The List of No's

  • No profanity
  • No nudity
  • No obscenities
  • No racism
  • No expressions of hatred
  • No pornographic material

All items must be clearly labeled with name, age, school and / or organization. Please let us know if you plan on picking up your art after the event or if you’d like it donated.

Please do not send anything that is fragile or could break in the mail.

How many postings can I make?

You can make as many postings as you wish.

What is the mailing address?

Send art to: What Does Compassion Look Like?
c/o Seeds of Compassion
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109 USA

If I send artwork in to the mailing address, how do I get it back?

There will be three days post event where all art will be available to be picked up from the Seattle Center. We will post more information on how to do that soon. If you don't want to pick up your artwork, we will donate it to organizations that will be happy to add it to their permanent collections.

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Display of Artwork

Will my artwork be shown at the event?

We have a team of volunteers previewing all submissions. Your art will be shown at various places at the Seattle Center during April 11–15th and could potentially be shown at other venues around Seattle. Unfortunately, we will not be able to contact you to let you know exactly where we will be showing your art as we do not have the capacity to do so. Enjoy all the art exhibited at the Seattle Center and have fun finding your art.

Where is my posting on the website?

Please be patient when looking for your posting. We have a team of volunteers who screen all the content before it is uploaded to the site. You can search the gallery by your name. If after a week, you still haven’t seen your content, please contact us at info@seedsofcompassion.org

How long do postings stay on the website?

Postings to the website will stay live for approximately one year past the event.

What happens to all web content after the event?

It remains live for approximately one year past the event.

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About Seeds of Compassion and the 5-Day Event

What is Seeds of Compassion?

Seeds of Compassion is an initiative to nurture kindness and compassion in the world starting with children and all those who touch their lives. At the base of Seeds of Compassion is a premise that when children grow from strong foundations emotionally, socially, cognitively and culturally, they can develop into happy, successful, compassionate adults and positive members of society. What we do to nurture our children and youth is essential to preparing them for success in school and life.

Many organizations and programs are working to make a significant impact in these areas. Seeds of Compassion will serve as a unifying catalyst to amplify this work by bringing the collective heart of the Northwest and the world together through a five-day, highly visible event, that takes place April 11-15, 2008 in Seattle, Washington. Anchored by the deep wisdom of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this community-focused event will celebrate and explore the relationships, programs and tools that nurture and empower children, families and communities to be compassionate members of society.

Who is the Dalai Lama?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a man of peace. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems. His Holiness has travelled to more than 62 countries spanning 6 continents. He has met with presidents, prime ministers and crowned rulers of major nations. He has held dialogues with the heads of different religions and many well-known scientists.

Since 1959 His Holiness has received over 84 awards, honorary doctorates, prizes, etc., in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion. His Holiness has also authored more than 72 books. His Holiness describes himself as “a simple Buddhist monk”.

Am I guaranteed tickets to the event for participating in the campaign?

For more information on ticketing please visit http://www.seedsofcompassion.org/event/tickets.asp.

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Seeds of Compassion: To nurture kindness and compassion in the world, starting with children and all those who touch their lives.
What Does Compassion Look Like?