Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Announcing the Second Annual NYC-wide NETwork Against Malaria Art Contest

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:
  Email: NETworkagainstmalariaCornell@gmail.com
Mail: NETwork Against Malaria
420 East 70th Street, Apt. #14M2
New York, NY 10021

Important Dates:
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.   

Questions?
Email: Madelyn McGlynn at networkagainstmalariacornell@gmail.com
Phone: Margaret McGlynn (618-581-6046)           

For more information about NETwork Against Malaria and its teaching curriculum please visit: www.NETworkAgainstMalaria.org
For more information about the art contest and to view the submissions of previous winners please visit:
http://networkagainstmalariaartcontest.blogspot.com/

NETwork Founder visits Uganda

video

NETwork Against Malaria--Watch us visit Uganda and Distribute Malaria NETs

Why Do Malaria Bednets Save Lives? Educational Video

Friday, June 17, 2011

NETwork Against Malaria Art Contest Winners 2011!



Winners were chosen out of over 500 wonderful submissions based on the theme “Nets Work Against Malaria” from children grades Kindergarten-grade eight.
The art contest celebrated World Malaria Day, April 25, 2011.  World Malaria Day is a day to remember malaria victims and celebrate global efforts to control malaria.  The theme of this year’s World Malaria Day isAchieving Progress and Impact.  In honor of World Malaria Day 2011, the Weill Cornell Medical School Chapter of NETwork Against Malaria hosted their first annual art contest to help spread awareness of a disease that threatens nearly half the world population and claims the lives of nearly one million people every year.  Most of these are of young children living in sub-Saharan Africa.  However, malaria is preventable.. When mosquito nets are heavily used, malaria transmission can be cut by over 90%. Although nets can have a major impact, few families in sub-Saharan African have the ten dollars needed to purchase one.
NETwork Against Malaria is a national non-profit organization that raises money to purchase malaria bed nets for impoverished Ugandan families.  NETwork purchases and distributes malaria bed nets to Ugandan families, and educates and empowers American children about how to participate in life saving efforts to eliminate malaria. 
The art contest educates children about mosquito nets and the people who need and use them.  The art contest worked to show children malaria and the needs of the Ugandan children.  NETwork Against Malaria worked to foster an appreciation of other cultures,and teach children how they can make a global impact.   For more information or to see winning posters(after June 20)  visit:http://networkagainstmalariaartcontest.blogspot.com.  For more information about NETwork Against Malaria visit: www.networkagainstmalaria.org .



K-1st Grade Division

First Place


Second Place




Third Place




2nd-3rd Grade Division

First Place



Second Place


Third Place




4th-5th Grade Division

First Place



Second Place



Third Place





6th-8th Grade Division

First Place



Second Place



Third Place (tie)




Honorable Mention (tie)
















Monday, April 11, 2011

Art Contest Rules


Theme: Bed Nets Save Lives…by promoting education

Please mail or email all submissions to:
  Email: NETworkagainstmalariaCornell@gmail.com
Mail: NETwork Against Malaria
420 East 70th Street, Apt. #14M2
New York, NY 10021

Important Dates:
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.   

Questions?
Email: Madelyn McGlynn at networkagainstmalariacornell@gmail.com
Phone: Margaret McGlynn (618-581-6046)           

For more information about NETwork Against Malaria and its teaching curriculum please visit: www.NETworkAgainstMalaria.org
For more information about the art contest and to view the submissions of previous winners please visit:
http://networkagainstmalariaartcontest.blogspot.com/