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.
- All Oregon youth, aged 18 and under, are encouraged to participate
- Deadline is April 1, 2023
- We are accepting all 2D art (photographs, drawings, paintings, mixed media, etc) expressing ideas around climate change and the environment. We also welcome poems or songs that can be visually displayed
- 10 trees will be planted across the globe for every submission through Eden Reforestation Projects
- All submissions will be featured in a virtual gallery
- Finalists will be featured at a live exhibit on Sunday, April 30, 2023, hosted by partnering organization Portland Audubon Society
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.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow @enviro.art.or on Instagram or check back here for updates on submission deadlines, prizes, climate resilience activities, and more!