Deadline extended to Dec. 1, 2008 - Call for Young Artists: Exhibition Opportunity in D.C., Jan 2009

This January, young artists from across the country are taking over the halls in our nation’s capital. By bringing art to Washington, D.C., at a pivotal moment in American political history, artists will put a human face to an issue that determines the future of their generation. To command the attention of lawmakers and people in town for the Presidential Inauguration, students are invited to enter a national art contest to promote children’s healthcare, from which 50 entries will be selected to be featured at exhibits in D.C.’s Union Station and a Congressional office building. The deadline to join in this venture has been extended to Monday, December 1, 2009.

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Health care reform is a hotly debated issue of national significance. The art contest and exhibit will show the American public the importance of health care access for all children. All entries, hand-drawn originals by youth in grades pre-K to 12, should to be related to the theme, “America’s future starts with healthy children because…”.

Please invite your friends in youth groups, elementary, middle and high school to enter their artwork. Until November 21, we can send someone to give a short 5-minute presentation to small groups and classes in Los Angeles, Idaho, Colorado, Seattle, and the Washington DC metro area, to help them think of what to draw.

The contest is a way to highlight the public good, by gathering artwork created by young people. Artwork will be divided into four groups, by grades: pre K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Four selected artists – one from each grade grouping, each accompanied by one parent or guardian – will win an opportunity to go to Washington, D.C., (lodging, travel) to attend one of the unveilings. Pictures should be hand-drawn and be no larger than 17 by 22 inches. Children with special needs may have assistance for their entries.

Judges will select up to 50 pieces to be presented at two Washington, D.C. locations: the first floor foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building on Friday, January 23, 2009, and Union Station’s West Hall from Monday, January 26 to Tuesday, January 27, 2009.

The contest is conducted by the Health Rights Organizing Project’s SCHIP subcommittee. The Health Rights Organizing Project is a coalition of non-profit, community-based organizations seeking to promote healthcare for all.

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