Smoke Vision Care is hosting its first ever Young Artist Contest. This contest is being held for several reasons. Namely, to help increase awareness in the young about the importance of eye health but, also to create a little fun and help recognize the importance of art and learning.
The winning young artist will receive a $100.00 cash prize and also a $100.00 cash prize will be awarded to their school for the use in the art program.
Children in grades K through 5 are invited to submit original artwork on the theme “Healthy Sight. For Life.” Winners will be selected by a panel of local art teachers, artists and representatives of Smoke Vision Care. We are hoping to collect pieces of work that will help inspire people to think about their eyes and protect their sense of sight for a lifetime of clear and healthy vision.
Submitted art should be a drawing or painting measuring approximately eight and a half (8 1/2") by eleven (11") inches. Entries must not be framed, under glass, or have a protective covering that is attached to the art. Entries may be drawn in any medium. For display purposes, colorful entries are preferred. Colored pencils, crayons, water color, colored markers, pastels and cut-out colored paper are acceptable. The content is left to the discretion of the young artist. It could be a drawing of an eye, ways we use our eyes, ways we should protect our eyes or beautiful things we see through our eyes. Phrases can also be incorporated into the drawing if there is a verbal message the artist would like to make. Content is an open slate for the entrants so that their creative minds can come up with something unique. We look forward to seeing how these young artists illustrate their visions of our eyes and healthy sight.
To enter, children may drop off their artwork to any of our office locations or mail their original artwork to: Young Artist Contest, Smoke Vision Care, 400 E Front St, Ste A, Buchanan, MI 49107. You may also check with your art teacher as some schools may be participating in the program and collecting these for students.
All entries must be submitted with an official entry form and consent form signed by a parent or guardian. Click here for a copy of the Official rules .
Other great resources include:
National Eye Health Institute’s website for kids; http://isee.nei.nih.gov/
Prevent Blindness America; www.preventblindness.org
The Vision Council of America: www.thevisioncouncil.org
The American Optometric Association: www.aoa.org
This is a new event for our practice and hope that it is received well in the community. If you have any feedback for us about the contest we would love to have you share it with us. Please contact the event coordinator Tracy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.