Showcase students' creativity and raise the topic of hearing loss in schools.
Work with your local elementary or secondary school to hold an art contest about hearing. Through art, students could portray what their world would look like without sound. Alternatively, the art contest could ask students to express the value of sound through artwork.
Partner with hearing clinics or non-profit organizations to provide teachers and students with educational materials about hearing loss during the contest. This could create class-wide discussions about healthy hearing practices and the importance of regular hearing tests.
Present student artwork in a public space in the center of your town or city, inviting the general public, parents, and students to celebrate the creative art. The contest could occur during the month of May (Better Hearing Month) or coincide with the International Day for Ear and Hearing on March 3rd.
Art contests for schools and young people have become hugely popular, with competitions on every topic imaginable, from cybersecurity awareness and environmental issues to the impact of conflicts around the world.
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 over the dinner table.
A public art display of the contest winners would go a long way to get your local community involved and share information about hearing health. The impact of the contest could be expanded on a global scale by sharing the art online and partnering with non-profit organizations.