CHICAGO – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) invites children to enter its international art contest with a chance to win a trip to New Orleans this year. The theme is “A Healthy Start to Your Day.”
In the USA, the contest is open to boys and girls in three groups, grades 3-5, 6-8 and 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 New Orleans on Saturday, October 20, 2012. 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. For this category only, entries may instead be submitted by email to (email@example.com).
“The quality of the artwork we receive each year is incredibly high,” says AAP President Robert Block, MD, FAAP. “In fact, the hardest part of the contest is choosing the winning entries. They are tremendous and that makes the judges’ job very, very difficult.”
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.
Entry forms and consent forms must accompany all entries. Click here for official rules and regulations. Entries must be postmarked by Monday, July 16, 2012. Winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges including pediatricians, and announced in the summer.
The contest is supported by Kellogg Company.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.