MANIFESTHOPE: DC offered artists and activists from across the United States the opportunity to submit artwork in an online contest and to join the high profile exhibit on display in Washington, DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration.

These works, based on three themes- HEALTH CARE REFORM, WORKERS' RIGHTS, and THE GREEN ECONOMY - were then evaluated by a panel of renowned judges, including Anne Ellegood (Curator of Contemporary Art, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum), David Rolf (President, SEIU Healthcare 775NW), Eric Hilton (Thievery Corporation and ESL Music), Laura Dawn ( Creative & Cultural Director, Artist), and Robbie Conal (Artist), Shepard Fairey (Artist, Obey Giant), Spike Lee (Producer, Director, Actor) and Van Jones (Author, Founder Green for All & Co-Founder Ella Baker Center for Human Rights).

Although almost all the 1000 submissions were fantastic, five pieces in each category stood out to the judges' as the most exceptional works:

Manifest Change - Health Care Reform

Manifest Unity - Workers' Rights

Manifest Opportunity - The Green Economy