Submissions being accepted now for the 9th annual children’s art contest


Children in grades 3 through 12 are invited to submit original artwork on the theme, “A World Free from Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke” as part of the annual AAP children’s art contest.
In the U.S., the contest is open to boys and girls in three groups, grades 3 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 12. Group winners and their parents/guardians will be invited to a presentation ceremony before several thousand pediatricians at the AAP NCE in Orlando on Sunday, Oct. 27. 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 U.S. For the single international award, the contest is open to children ages 13 to 18. The winner will receive a USD 500 cash prize with a matching amount for the school or home school.
Pediatricians are asked to promote the contest in their practices. Entry and consent forms are available through the AAP website.

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