A contest to help to bring attention to the rights of crime victims in the area is coming down to the final days.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Michigan, along with Angel House, Equality Michigan, the Livonia Save our Youth Coalition, and Unite to Face Addiction Michigan are holding their first T-Shirt Design Contest in support of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. National Crime Victim’s Rights Week is from April 8th through the 14th. Angel Harris, manager of Victim’s Services for MADD, said they are looking for designs that incorporate this year’s theme which is “Expand the Circle, Reach All Victims.” She said they want victims to be aware of the rights they have, to be advocated for, and supported. She thinks this is a great opportunity to reach out, suggesting that people who have been through the trials of being a victim could use this as a chance to help others work through their pain.

The winner of the contest will have their design printed on 300 t-shirts to be distributed during MADD’s Awareness Event in Lansing on April 12th along with a Visa gift card for $100. All finalists will receive a certificate of recognition. MADD will announce the winner during their event in Lansing on Thursday, April 12th. This contest is open to all, but designs must be submitted by this Monday, March 19th. Submissions can be made through email, sending the design to ncrvw2018design@gmail.com. Photo - Facebook (MK)