The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is looking for young artists to help create their 2023 Healthy Air Living Kids Calendar.
All San Joaquin Valley students, from kindergarten through 12th grade, are encouraged to participate in this annual contest, allowing children to create their vision for Healthy Air Living.
Registrations are due by October 14. Winners and their artwork will be featured in this bilingual calendar, showing how individuals can help improve air quality and quality of life for all inhabitants of the Valley. The district plans to print and distribute calendars to schools, community groups, health facilities and other clean air partners, as in the past.
The 2022 calendar featured artwork by two local students. Ballico Cressey Elementary student Paul Voight shared the following message: “Please help keep the air clean and our planet green!” Beneil Danielo, a student at Turlock Junior High, illustrated his message of ‘clean air while walking and biking to school’.
The guidelines for creating a winning entry for the Healthy Air Living Kids Calendar are as follows:
The paper should be placed in landscape orientation, so it measures 8-1/2 inches high and 11 inches wide
· Artwork should be in color and produced in paint, pen, pencil, marker, colored pencil or even computer. Bright colors are recommended.
· The artwork should contain a message about how to live a healthy air life. Examples of past messages include: “Switch to an electric lawnmower”, “Be cool and carpool when you go to school”, “Don’t burn wood, switch to gasoline”, “Please don’t not idling while waiting for children to go to school”. school.”
· Bilingual and Spanish messages are encouraged.
Artists must include their name, address, phone number, email, age, year and school, on the back of the entry. Please mail art flat, not folded or stapled, to: 2023 Kids’ Calendar Contest, Valley Air District, 1990 E. Gettysburg Ave., Fresno, CA 93726, or drop off your entry at the nearest district office in Modesto , Fresno or Bakersfield .
For a sample of this year’s schedule and additional contest information, visit: www.valleyair.org/kidscalendar. For questions about the contest, email [email protected] or call the Modesto Regional Office at (209) 557-6400.