Nonprofit invites young artists to depict cancer free world

Deadline for art contest is Oct. 28

2022 Youth Art Contest (Debbie's Dream Foundation)

Debbie’s Dream Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about and advancing research for stomach cancer, is announcing the opening of the 2022 Youth Art Contest.

From now through October 28, students up to 18 years of age in the U.S., who are directly or indirectly affected by cancer, are encouraged to submit an original artwork or photographs to be considered for the foundation’s 2023 Youth Art Calendar and greeting cards.  The original artwork should follow these guidelines:

  • Flat and no larger than 8.5″ X 11″
  • Can be of any medium, including high-resolution photography
  • Created or drawn horizontally
  • Should answer the question:  What’s your dream for a cancer-free world?

The 2023 Youth Art Calendar will feature selected student artwork or a photograph submission for each month of the year and will be accompanied by a headshot and a mini biography of the student whose work is featured. Select winners will also receive a cash prize.

Entries not selected for the 2023 calendar will be considered for DDF’s custom line of blank greeting cards.

The calendar and greeting cards will be made available for purchase, and all proceeds will benefit Debbie’s Dream Foundation’s mission of helping to find a cure for stomach cancer.

Applicants can submit up to three pieces of art.  Deadline to submit entries is Friday, Oct. 28 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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About the Author:

Mayte Padron Cordones is an Emmy-award winning journalist and the director of WPLG's Community Relations Department, overseeing the station's outreach initiatives to benefit and strengthen the South Florida community.