“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”

Announcing Our First-Ever Enviro-Art Contest & Exhibition

Calling all creative, nature-loving Oregon youth!  What does protecting the environment mean to you?  Why do you think addressing climate change and environmental damage is important?  How should we be preserving our planet?

The Oregon Pediatric Society recognizes that climate change is affecting both the physical and mental wellbeing of all groups, but especially young people.  As such, in partnership with the Children’s Healing Art Project, we are excited to announce our first annual Enviro-Art contest and exhibition.  This is an opportunity for Oregon children and teens to express their ideas about the environment and climate change through the healing powers of art.  Through this project, we hope to amplify the voices of Oregon youth regarding environmental issues.

Eligibility

  • All Oregon youth, aged 18 and under
  • Deadline is February 1, 2023
  • Creativity! We encourage all submissions which can be displayed in a 2D format, including photographs, drawings, paintings, mixed media, etc.  Other forms of art, such as songs, poems, and writing, are also welcomed if they are submitted in a manner which can be visually displayed.
  • The first 10 submissions will receive a free HeART Box full of art supplies sponsored by our partner, Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP)!

Our Partner

Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) brings the healing power of art to children facing medical challenges through a mobile team of teaching artists, working in partnership with hospitals and community organizations.  At CHAP, children are known for their creativity and ingenuity—not by their disease, diagnosis, or disability.  In non-pandemic times, CHAP creates art opportunities for hospitalized children and their families across Portland, bringing “creative, messy fun into places that are sterile by necessity.”  Additionally, their Art Club is an extension service designed for families that are healthy enough to live at home or are in outpatient treatment.  CHAP has kindly offered to donate 10 HeART Boxes to Enviro-Art participants this year.

Questions?

Contact us at enviro.art.or@gmail.com.  You can also follow @enviro.art.or on Instagram or check back here for updates on submission deadlines, prizes, climate resilience activities, and more!

Submit Your Art!

Share Your Art

In addition to submitting your art directly through the box above, we encourage you to share your (or your children’s) art on Instagram using #EnviroArtOregon. 

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