The American Academy of Pediatrics is launching its 9th annual international Children's Art Contest for kids in grades 3 through 12.
Divided into three groups, grades 3 to 5, grades 6 to 8, and grades 9 to 12, children are invited to submit an original artwork on the theme "A World Free from Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke" by July 31, 2013.
Winners and their schools will win cash prizes and a chance to be featured at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando.
Can your child envision a tobacco-free world and all of the health benefits that would entail?
Previous themes have included:
- A Healthy Start to Your Day
- My Healthy Lifestyle
- Protecting the World's Children from Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke
- Protecting Children from Tobacco Smoke
- How I Can Be Active
- Things I Can Do To Keep Safe and Be Healthy
- Healthy things to do
In last years art contest, there were entries from 36 states and 10 countries. Spread the word about the contest, get kids drawing, and help teach them about these important health and safety topics at the same time.