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AAP Invites Children to Enter Art Contest Depicting “Helping Others to be Healthy and Happy”

​Children can be powerful advocates in their world, helping their friends, peers, family members and others in their community to become healthier and happier.

For the 10th annual Children’s Art Contest, the American Academy of Pediatrics invites children to create a piece of original artwork on the theme, “Helping Others to be Healthy and Happy.”

First prize is a trip to San Diego, Calif., where winners will receive a $500 cash prize during a presentation at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition.

In the USA, the contest is open to children in three divisions:

  • Grades 3 to 5
  • Grades 6 to 8
  • Grades 9 to 12

Group winners and their parents or guardians will be invited to a presentation ceremony before several thousand pediatricians at the AAP national conference on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Each first-place winner will receive a $500 cash prize and up to $1,000 for travel-related expenses. The three second-place winners will each receive $250. The six winners’ schools will be awarded matching cash amounts. Some artwork will be featured on the AAP website and in promotional materials.  

Entries are also welcome from children outside the USA. For the single international award, the contest is open to children ages 13 to 18. The international winner will receive a USD 500 cash prize with a matching amount for the school or home school.  

“Children have a unique perspective on the world,” said James M. Perrin, MD, FAAP, president of the AAP. “We look forward to seeing the vision these young artists share of how children can help those around them be healthier and happier.”

How to Enter:

To enter, children in the USA and abroad should mail original artwork to:  

Children’s Art Contest
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 

International category entries may also submit entries by email to Deandra Galarde (
Entry forms and consent forms must accompany all entries, along with official rules and regulations. Entries must be postmarked by August 30, 2014. Winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges, including pediatricians, and announced in the fall.


3/4/2014 12:00 AM