What does a healthy community look like?

The NYS Children’s Environmental Health Centers are seeking creative people of all ages to share their visions of what a healthy community looks like. The showcase with coincide with Children’s Environmental Health Day (CEH Day) October 12th, 2023.

See our past archives for examples! 

Environmental health includes factors relating to clean air, water and food; chemicals in consumer products; healthy homes, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods; as well as energy, transportation and financial networks. Communities of color and communities with less wealth are disproportionally affected by adverse environmental health factors.

This year we are teaming up with Enviro-Art #clearskies.

For every piece submitted, member pediatricians will donate 1 tree to be planted through the Eden Reforestation Project, up to 10,000 trees. 

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.

How to Submit: 

Extended Due date: Submit your artwork by October 6th, 2023.

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: https://redcap.mountsinai.org/redcap/surveys/?s=MFJWJFPFWL

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

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.  

For any additional questions, please contact us at https://nyscheck.org/ask-a-question/

Use this form to submit to the contest or scan the QR code below.