Your Voice Matters! Environmental Health Starts with You!

Calling all New York Artists PreK-Grade 12

October is Children’s Health Month. The New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers (NYSCEHC) are looking for creative young artists to submit their original artwork to the NYSCEHC Art Contest. 

The artwork will be posted on and on NYSCEHC social media platforms in October with prizes for the top winners. The artwork will also be presented during the 2nd Annual Children’s Environmental Health (CEH) Day, sponsored by NYSCEHC and collaborators at the New York Academy of Medicine on October 10th, 2019. 

What is the “environment”?

The environment is everything in the world around us— including our food, water, air, and community. It is where we live, learn, and play and it can affect how healthy we can be. 

What is “NYSCEHC”?

As the first state-based model for pediatric environmental health services in the country, New York now has dedicated pediatric experts across NY working together to protect and promote children’s health and the environment. 

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Contest Details

Who can enter: Students from pre-Kindergarten through High School who live in New York State. 

The prompt: What does a healthy New York look like to you?

Create a work of art that shows that the best possible environment promotes health and happiness for the people who live in it.

Prizes: All artwork will be judged by a panel and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a cash prize. Certificates and semi-finalist prizes will also be awarded. NYSCEHC will promote all artwork, celebrating youth engagement and representation in protecting and promoting a healthy environment for the future. 



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How to Submit: 

Due date: Submit your artwork by September 27th, 2019

You may create your artwork on the submission form provided, or create your artwork on its own. When you are ready to submit, please scan or photograph your artwork.

Online: Submit your artwork online using this form:

Paper: Complete the artist information sheet and mail in your artwork to the address below:




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NYSCEHC Art Contest

One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1057
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY 10029




The rules: The artwork submitted must be original. This means that we want ideas, creations, and images that are created by YOU, the artist! Artwork that appears to be copied will be disqualified. 

Media: We can accept artwork done in crayon, ink, acrylics, oil paint, pastels, water color, colored pencils, digital, scratchboard, color marker, chalk, pastels, charcoal, paper collage, or photography. Please make sure your artwork is vivid/dark enough to be viewable when scanned.

When scanning or photographing your artwork to submit, please include only the submission form (i.e. no hands, frames, or other objects distracting from the image) and keep the resolution as high as possible, 3000 pixels at 150 dpi at a minimum.

Permission of Use: All submissions to the contest serve as a license to the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers for non-exclusive, irrevocable, and royalty-free publishing of the artist’s artwork in NYSCEHC media, outreach/education, and promotional print and digital materials for all lawful uses including artwork print sales in accordance with NYSCEHC’s mission. All published artwork will be credited to the artist.  


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