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Safer Chemicals Art Contest

Let's Get Creative for The Safe Chemicals Act

Kids love to be creative and pictures are worth a thousand words.

Will you and your child make some art to show why Safer Chemicals matter to your family?

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It’s cold, it’s winter, lets make some art!

by Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director

It’s cold, it’s winter, lets make some art!

Welp… it’s January, and it finally got cold here in Washington D.C. The winter season often means more time indoors (except for maybe our friends in Florida), and that means more time to make art! 

I’m excited to announce another fun activity for our moms, dads, grandparents and babysitters out there. We are hosting a Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Art Contest! We thought it would be fun to see our healthy future through our children’s eyes (and art).  

Are you ready to get creative with your family? It will be fun, easy and it’s for a good cause. We are hoping that families across the country will paint, draw, or photograph what they envision as a healthy future for people and the environment. Here is a good article on finding non-toxic art supplies from National Geographic.  

As many of you know, we’ve been working with parents and youth leaders across the country. These folks are powerful messengers and have been telling their Senators why they support the Safe Chemicals Act, a bill that would put common sense limits on toxic chemicals. Our Stroller Brigades, Holiday Card to Congress and Call in Days have sent the message loud and clear: we want Washington DC to protect our families, communities and environment from toxic chemicals.  

Now you have an opportunity to do something else fun with your family, inspire creativity, and teach your whole family about the importance of engaging with your elected officials.  

We know that talking to your little ones about toxic chemicals isn’t always the easiest, so we’ve put a positive spin on the project! For the art contest we’d like to see what happens when your family paints, draws, or photographs what a healthy future for people and the environment looks like.  Maybe for the young ones it is a drawing of the lake nearby, or your family.

Perhaps you want to be social and organize a "playdate" with friends for the Art Contest! 

For older kids, the possibilities are endless: they can draw a toxic chemical avenging superhero, or create a short film that about why protecting our bodies and environment from toxic chemicals is so important.

Read below for the basics of the Art Contest - we’ve got a packet of info to make it easy- including rules, ideas and prizes! 

Here are the details:  

Safe Chemicals Act 2012

Safer Chemicals Art Contest Details

Who: Three age categories: 5 and under, 6-12 and 13-18

When: Art submissions will be collected until February 29th, 2012

What: Kids of all ages get to make art describing what a healthy future for our families and environment means to them.

  • Artwork will be delivered to your Senator asking them to support the Safe Chemicals Act! Need more clarity on the theme, email me for ideas.  We can also help you set up a meeting with your Senator's office in your state so parents & artists can make a delivery in person.

Where: We’d love to collect art from as many states as possible. If you are a parent of a young child, perhaps you want to organize a  "playdate" where kids do art together. Be sure to take pictures!

Prize: Winners of the art contest will receive a generous basket of non-toxic art supplies, their art featured on our website and via social media. Art that is 2-D will be printed on canvass to hang and feature in your home! Video winners will be featured on our website!  Interest and want more information?

Email for contest rules and ideas for how to make art with your friends and family.

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