(Washington, DC) Today, the Bowser administration announced the launch of the #HealthyHeroesDC Youth Art Contest for students to share the healthy choices they make every day to keep their communities safe, including receiving their routine vaccinations and getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
District youth ages 5-12 are encouraged to participate and show how we can make healthy choices to keep our communities strong. The competition will run from March 29 to April 22. Contest rules and more details are available at backtoschool.dc.gov/YouthArtContest.
Entrants can use their own paper (8.5×11) or upload an online art template. Entrants can also pick up a physical art model at more than 40 locations, including the District’s eight COVID Centers, all local branches of the DC Public Library, designated DC Department of Parks and Recreation sites and Ben’s Chili Bowl locations on U Street and H Street. .
Students can submit their finished work in the following ways:
- Website Upload: Students can upload a photo/scan of their work.
- Community Partner Drop Boxes: Students and their families can visit participating partner locations to physically drop off their artwork.
A panel of judges made up of members of the arts and education communities will select a total of 10 winners. The artwork of the 10 winners will be featured in a district-wide digital and print campaign. Winners will be selected from two categories:
- 5-8 years old. The jury will select five winning entries.
- 9-12 years old. The jury will select five winning entries.
It is easy for District residents to get vaccinated and boost themselves against COVID-19. At the District’s COVID Centers, located in all eight wards, residents have access to on-the-go vaccines, boosters and rapid antigen tests, as well as a new walk-in testing opportunity that allows residents to administer and register a PCR test themselves.