School Art Contest

Partner with schools to hold an art contest where students express the value of hearing through art!

Idea At A Glance

Work with your local elementary or secondary school to organize an art contest about hearing. Through art, students could express the importance of sound and hearing in their lives. Alternatively, the art contest could ask students to show what their world would look like without sound. 

Throughout the contest, you can provide teachers and students with educational materials about hearing loss. Students could share the brochures with their families, encouraging them to visit your clinic for a hearing test. 

Student artwork could be presented in a public space in the center of the city or at your clinic, inviting the general public, parents and students to celebrate their creative art.

Inspiration

In 2012, the Save the Redwoods League held a country-wide, student art contest to raise awareness of and encourage visits to the redwood forests in California. Thousands of elementary and high school students in the United States submitted works of art showing how the redwood forests are a great place to play, learn, and explore nature.

In 2013, the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health conducted an art and poster contest, asking students to share their interpretation of what it means to expose stigma and shed a positive light on mental wellness. The contest is a part of the numerous events surrounding Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.

Potential Impact

An art contest is a fun way to expose children and young adults to the subjects of hearing and hearing loss. 

The contest has the potential to introduce parents to the importance of hearing health as students discuss the competition and the informational brochure at the dinner table. 

A public art display of the contest winners represents a great opportunity to involve the local community and spread the word about the services your clinic offers. 

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