This year’s American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Children’s Art Contest attracted entries from 36 states and 10 countries.
With the theme of “A World Free From Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke,” the 2013 contest invited children to submit original art conveying messages about the effects of tobacco. Children were also asked to write a 25 word essay describing what a tobacco-free world means to them.
Winners of the three categories each receives a $500 cash prize – with matching amounts for their schools – at the AAP’s National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, October 26, in front of an audience of several thousand pediatricians.
Second-place winners, and their schools, will receive $250. The winners’ artwork will be on display at the Orange County Convention Center during the meeting and posted on HealthyChildren.org.
The 2013 AAP National Children's Art Contest winners are:
- Emily S. 1st Place Grade 3-5 –Virginia, Hunters Woods Elementary
- Charles S. 2nd Place Grade 3-5 – Hawaii, Mokulele Elementary School
- Caroline S. 1st Place Grade 6-8 –Virginia, Longfellow Middle School
- Aeka L. 2nd Place Grade 6-8 – Hawaii, Kapolei Middle School
- Minjoo K. 1st Place Grade 9-12 – Virginia, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
- Kimberly T. 2nd Place Grade 9-12 – New York, Manhasset High School
- LuiLai W. 1st Place International – China, School of Creativity