This year’s American Academy of Pediatrics National Children’s Art Contest attracted entries from 36 states and 10 countries.
With the theme of “A Healthy Start to your day,” the 2012 contest invited children to submit original art conveying messages about obesity, diet, exercise and sleep. This was the Academy’s eighth annual art contest.
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 New Orleans on Saturday, October 20, 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 Ernest Memorial Convention & Exhibition Center during the meeting and posted to the AAP’s website at aap.org.
The winners are:
Jasmin Jisoo Y., Greenbriar West Elementary, Virginia
Alyssa F., C.T. Douglas, Massachusettes
Jesse Z., Mayfield Woods Middle School, Maryland
Kimberly T., Manhasset Middle School, New York
Kimberley L., Broad Run High School, Virginia
Maggie T., Walnut High School, California
Goh Wern S., Methodist Girls’ School, Malaysia