HyperChildNET encourages to participate in the Children’s Art Program promoted by the Word Hypertension League (WHL)
The annual WHL Children’s Art Program is meant to foster greater awareness of hypertension in the young. Young artists (under 18 years old) from around the world are invited to submit an art contribution depicting an aspect of high blood pressure awareness to help celebrate 2023 World Hypertension Day on May 17, 2023.
High blood pressure drives heart disease, a global public health problem, which begins in childhood. Most heart disease can be prevented, or the onset prolonged to much later in life, if action occurs early on in life. The Program has been an effective means for young people to communicate and promote lifestyle changes for all individuals throughout the world through art.
This year the WHL is encouraging artwork related to the theme of healthy blood pressure, including:
- Accurate and regular blood pressure measurement: Know Your Numbers
- More physical activity & less screen time: Move Your Way: Walk, Run, Dance, Play
- A low sodium, heart healthy diet: Enjoy Your Fruits & Veggies
- Refrain from any kind of smoking: Stay Smokefree
Children can create an original drawing by hand with crayons, colored pencils, ink pens, markers, paint (acrylic or watercolor), or by using digital tools. The artwork should be titled “World Hypertension Day 2023” in the artist’s language.
Contributing artists will be recognised with WHL award certificates, with artwork displayed on the WHL website and select pieces presented in the WHL Newsletter.
Artwork should be submitted online through a World Hypertension League sponsor, which includes members of the WHL Board and Council.
Submissions should include:
- Completed Submission Form
- GIF, JPG, JPEG or PDF of the artwork
- Photo of artist (optional)
- Name, age, and country of the artist
- Name and e-mail of sponsor
- Statement from parent/guardian and sponsor providing permission for artwork and artists to be displayed by the World Hypertension League.
DEADLINE TO PARTICIPATE: APRIL 15, 2023
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