Healthy Children, healthy art contest

Know a young person who loves artistic expression? Even better — a young person who wants to express their healthy lifestyle through art?

By Uriel, age 4.

HealthyChildren.org, the site for parents sponsored by American Academy of Pediatrics, has extended the deadline for its international children’s art contest to this Friday, Aug. 26. The theme is “My Healthy Lifestyle.”

In the U.S., the contest is open to children in three groups: grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.

Group winners and their parents or guardians will be invited to a presentation ceremony before several thousand pediatricians at the 2011 AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 15.

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. Rules, official entry forms and consent forms must accompany all entries and are available online.  Find contest rules.

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