Seeking student artists

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 56, No. 5, June 2014, Page 239 News

To raise awareness about youth mental health issues, Doctors of BC is seeking submissions of original artwork from BC high school and postsecondary students that expresses what youth mental health and well-being means to them. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of physicians from the Council on Health Promotion and the Doctors of BC staff, with one winner selected from the high school submissions and another from the postsecondary category. 

The winning students’ artwork will be featured on posters in doctors’ offices and in schools, via social media, and online, and winners will receive an iPad Mini. 

Participants are asked to e-mail a high-resolution PDF or JPEG of their artwork (such as paintings, drawings, photography, or mixed medium pieces) to, with the subject line Youth Mental Health Art Submission, by 11:59 p.m. on 30 June 2014. The submission e-mail should also include the artist’s name, school, city, phone number, e-mail address, age, and a brief description of the work and how the artist feels it represents youth mental health. Contact Erica Timmerman, communications coordinator, at or 604 638-8744 for more information.

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