Illinois youth invited to celebrate health, family, and the community
IlliniCare Health launched the HeArt My Block mural contest, a celebration of health and art awareness, which provides young people an opportunity to display their artistic vision within their community.
“At IlliniCare Health, we believe in the empowerment of youth in our community to showcase their creative vision and to take charge of their health,” said Leslie Naamon, president and CEO, IlliniCare Health. “The HeArt My Block mural contest demonstrates how those two ideas can combine, and ultimately, how they contribute to a stronger community.”
Mural designs have three requirements: they must contain or incorporate a heart symbol, the theme should be family or community-related, and it must include IlliniCare Health’s brand colors (magenta and orange).
IlliniCare Health will select winners based on the design criteria and they will receive the following prizes:
- First place will have an opportunity to work with a local artist to transform their submission into a painted mural in their community, and they will also receive a Canon T7 EOS Rebel DSLR camera.
- Second place will receive a 32GB Apple iPad and TEDBOSS 3D Pen.
- Third place will receive a one-year plan for Adobe Creative Cloud Photography and a Monoprice Mini Delta 3D Printer.
The HeArt My Block mural contest is supported by YolloCalli, the National Museum of Mexican Art, Univision and Benito Juarez Community Academy. The contest is open to Illinois residents ages 11-18, and entries can be submitted online at www.heartmyblock.com until Monday, Sept. 23.