Hue-man being project




Hue-Man Being Project gives you a way to have your opinions and ideas for ending racism shouted to the world through your art and words.

To bring this awesome program to your school or college campus, click here for our easy-to-use facilitator’s guide.







Hue-Man Being Kids




Students, aged 9 to 17, share their art, insights and arguments for ending racism in this book created from Hey U.G.L.Y.’s* Hue-Man Being Project®. The project was developed to teach students – and ultimately have them teach adults—the importance of all races living together in harmony. Art experts selected the 50 most representative works that are featured in this book and available to art centers for display and education. 15 year-old Shayna Shelton drew the picture on the left and wrote: “Why is race the first thing we see? It should be how big our heart is and how much we have to contribute.” We hope this book will fill your heart.


100% of the profits from the sale of this book, filled with youth art and their wisdom, help us empower the next generation to end racism in themselves, their classrooms and the world.

Rena Reese of WRWK believes the Hue-Man Being Project is:  “… a terrifically beautiful example as to how engaging kids’ talents, while teaching an important message, does more to etch an idea on their heart than any lecture ever could.”


Below are some of the entries that made it into HUE-MAN KIND- A BOOK TO END RACISM Vol. 1.  

Click here for HeyU.G.L.Y.’s Choose to Change Radio Shows’ top thirty anti-racism songs

Click here to here and read the lyrics of DROWING by Hootie and the Blowfish. It was selected #1


Enter this year’s Hue-Man Being Art Project
the artwork selected for the cover of the book will be awarded
$100, T-Shirt and Certificate
Deadline is March 15, 2023

H U E-MAN Being Art Project
Rules and Regulat

All entries must be original, legible and submitted as a jpeg. Original work should be on a 8 1/2 x 11 white card stock using pencils, makers, crayons, paints or colored construction paper. Chalk and water colors are not eligible mediums.” On your artwork write one to two sentences about why you think it is important that we all view each other as equals in order to end racism. Entrant’s name, age, home address, email address and phone number must be clearly printed, in black ink, on the back of the entry. More than one entry is permissible. Must be 7 – 17 to enter. Submissions must be mailed to Hey U.G.L.Y.’s Hue-Man Being Art Project, c/o Hey U.G.L.Y. , Inc., PO Box 2142, Michigan City, IN  46361. All submissions must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2023. All submissions will become the exclusive property of Hey U.G.L.Y., Inc. NFP and will not be returned to entrants. All submissions will be reviewed on creativity, memorability, originality and positivity. An independent panel of art experts will conduct judging to select the 50 most representative submissions. Judging will take place on or about April 15, 2023. Decisions of judges are final. The 50 most representative entrants will be notified no later than May 15, 2023. The most representative entries will be posted on Hey U.G.L.Y.’s website where we will conduct a national judging to select one that will be the theme for the year. That artist will receive $100. If there are not enough entries for consideration those entries will automatically be placed in consideration for the following year’s Hue-Man Being Art Project. Submission constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) for sponsor and anyone it may authorize to use winners’ artwork, names, photographs or other likenesses, biographical information, hometowns and statements concerning the project for purposes of advertising and promotion without compensation to the submitter. Employees of Hey U.G.L.Y. , Inc. NFP, its affiliated companies, participating partners and their respective advertising, promotion and production agencies and their immediate families are not eligible. Not responsible for lost, late, illegible, mutilated, postage-due, misdirected mail, typographical or other errors.

The devastating Girl X and Lenard Clark incidents stirred, Hey U.G.L.Y.’s co-founder, Betty Hoeffner, to create this program. Here is her editorial: