Youth Summer Art Contest 2024

  • Monday, July 1, 2024, 12:00 PM - Friday, August 23@ 12:00 PM

Youth Summer Art Contest- “What does health and wellness mean to you this summer?”

Health and Wellness within our community is something that we are committed to uplifting for all our residents of Orange County. Here at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County, we provide a diverse array of opportunities to better the health and wellness our community, including nutrition education, parenting and familial support, resilience building workshops, and more.

At CCE Orange, we are committed to the belief that Health and Wellness is multi-dimensional, and that there are so many different things that contribute to a positive wellbeing. There is not one way to experience positive health and wellness, as it looks different for everyone.

This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County invites YOU to explore your creativity and knowledge regarding health and wellness with our first ever Youth Summer Art Contest. The prompt for this year is, “What does health and wellness mean to you this summer?” From your perspective, show us what health and wellness means to you, and how you chose to pursue it for yourself this summer. We cannot wait to see your creations!



Any Orange County youth in grades 6-12 with parent/guardian consent

There will be two submission categories: Group 1: Grades 6-8, Group 2: Grades 9-12


All forms of visual art will be accepted, including but not limited to paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed-media, photography, and so forth. The artwork must be original, meaning it was not created by someone other than the youth artist.


All submissions can be coordinated with Nutrition Educator, Olivia O’Connor, of CCE Orange (oco8@cornell.edu)

Artwork can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Mail to: 18 Seward Ave, Suite 300, Middletown, NY, 10940
  • Drop off: 18 Seward Ave, Suite 300, Middletown, NY, 10940
  • Pick up: *bulk pick-ups with youth organizations in Orange County can be coordinated with reasonable 2-week notice


Friday, August 23rd

  • Winners will be announced Friday, September 6th
  • **Certificate of recognition to the top three winners of both age categories, 1st place winner will receive a health and wellness related prize**
  • Winners will be determined by identified CCE Orange staff based on creativity, originality, personal voice, skill, and depth
  • The winning artwork will be on display at CCE Orange’s location in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department and promoted on our social media channels

Please see the grading rubric, CLICK HERE

Last updated June 17, 2024