Calling young artists! Win a trip to Orlando, Fla., by creating a piece of original artwork for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) international art contest.
This Year's Theme
Children in grades 3 through 12 are invited to submit original artwork on the theme, “A World Free from Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke.”
Who Can Enter
In the USA, the contest is open to boys and girls in three groups:
- Grades 3-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
Group winners and their parents/guardians will be invited to a presentation ceremony before several thousand pediatricians at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando on Saturday, October 26, 2013. 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 13-18. The winner will receive a USD 500 cash prize with a matching amount for the school or home school.
“The artwork we receive from children each year is truly inspirational,” said Thomas K. McInerny, MD, FAAP, president of the AAP. “We look forward to seeing how these young artists illustrate their visions of a tobacco-free world.”
How to Enter
To enter, children in the USA should send 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:
Entry forms and consent forms must accompany all entries. Entries must be postmarked by July 31, 2013. Winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges including pediatricians, and announced in the summer.
This year's contest is an initiative of the AAP's Julius B. Richmond Center, supported by the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, and dedicated to eliminating children's exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke.
The Richmond Center website has a section with tools and resources to enable educators to create lessons on the topics of tobacco and secondhand smoke. To access these tools, click here.