National NETwork Against Malaria and Weill Cornell Medical School Chapter
2nd Annual Art Contest
Theme: Bed Nets Save Lives…by promoting education
Please mail or email all submissions to:
Mail: NETwork Against Malaria
420 East 70th Street, Apt. #14M2
New York, NY 10021
Beginning: February 20, 2012
Ending: March 30, 2012 Posters must be postmarked or Emailed by March 30, 2012.
DEAR TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS:
NETwork Against Malaria is a national non-profit organization that raises money to purchase malaria bed nets for impoverished Ugandan families. NETwork 1) purchases and distributes malaria bed nets to Ugandan families, and 2) educates and empowers American children about how to participate in life saving efforts to eliminate malaria.
To facilitate learning about mosquito nets and the people who need and use them, NETwork Against Malaria has established an art contest. By creating artwork that nutures understanding of serving others with malaria, NETwork aims to help students develop an appreciation of other cultures, increases awareness of the problems others face, fosters the growth of the global community, and teaches children how they can make a global impact.
This year’s theme: Bed Nets Save Lives…by promoting education
The average Ugandan child misses 60 days of school each year because they are sick with malaria. If the child survives, he or she falls behind in class, and may even drop out of school. In Africa, without an education, children will live their lives in poverty. Bed nets not only promote education, they also FIGHT POVERTY. The annual economic loss in Africa due to malaria is 12 Billion dollars. Poor African families spend about ¼ of their meager income on malaria treatment and hospitalization. As parents miss work with illness or to care for sick family members, they sink deeper into poverty. Bed nets protect children’s health so they can to attend school. Malaria is the number one cause of sickness and death, infant mortality, and underweight and premature births. Malaria causes stunted growth, childhood anemia, and mental retardation, BUT bed nets prevent malaria and promote good health.
Contests Rules for participating children:
1. Create an original piece of art using the theme: Bed Nets Save Lives…by promoting Education. The theme should appear on the front of the work. Art should reflect the theme.
2. Use 8.5 x 11 inch paper (for both mailed and emailed artwork).
3. Make your poster colorful. Use markers, colored pencils, crayons, paint. (Do not use glitter or glue.)
4. Original art only. Please no stencils or coloring book pages.
5. Please label the artwork: For mailed entries: student’s name, school, teacher, grade must be written on the back of the paper.
For emailed entries: The art should be scanned or photographed. Student’s name, school, teacher, grade must be included in the name of the file in the format: FirstNameLastName.School.Teacher.Gr(grade number) (e.g. JaneDoe.WeillCornell.MrsDoe.Gr8). Please submit files in .GIF, .JPEG, or .PDF format.
6. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention winners in each division.
7. The divisions are as follows: grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8,
Winners will receive a certificate and a goodie bag with a NETwork Against Malaria T-shirt.
Teachers/educators of winning participants will also receive a NETwork necklace made with fair trade Ugandan beads or T-shirt.
Please mail and postmark submissions by March 30th or email by 11:59pm March 30th.
Email: Madelyn McGlynn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: Margaret McGlynn (618-581-6046)
For more information about NETwork Against Malaria and its teaching curriculum please visit: www.NETworkAgainstMalaria.org