Art contest to promote clean air

Vallejo Times Herald
January 12, 2021

The Vallejo Citizen Air Monitoring Network is inviting artists of all ages to show their art in the “Art for Air” contest.

The grand prize is a $500. There will be separate judging and first-, second-, and third-place prizes for entries in the age 5 and higher categories.

“Healthy air is vital to life, and we want to see your art about having healthy air in Vallejo,” said Dr. Trina Mackie, Associate Professor of Public Health at Touro University. “Your art can help raise awareness about how important clean air is to our environment.”

The guidelines include creating art that is about healthy air or good air quality- submit your paintings, drawings, photographs, collages, etc.

To enter, submit picture of your personal artwork about what healthy air means to you. High quality JPEG format pictures (300 dpi or better) are due by a Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 deadline.

Submit entries at At the link, artists submitting their work will be asked to provide contact information, a title, and a description of the work. Parents must submit work for individuals under 18.

No pictures of identifiable people will be accepted. Artists retain all rights to use their artwork; but submitting the work give VCAMN the right to use the work in an unlimited way.

First-, second-, and third-prize winners will receive case or merchandise prizes. Winners will be selected in the age categories 5 years and up. Entries from artists under age 5 will be honored with a certificate. There will be a grand prize winner receiving a $500 cash prize, along with other special recognition. All winners will have their work featured on the VCAMN website. The work also will be shared with public officials.

The public will e able to participate in voting online beginning Feb. 21. Information on how to vote will be announced in February. Winners will be announced on International Awesomeness Day on March 10.

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