The CHILD Cohort Study is proud to announce its first-ever
National Arts Competition

REGIONAL WINNER: ONTARIO

Vanessa

9 years old

Mississauga, ON (Toronto site)

My poster is about all the fun things I got to do at Sick Kids Hospital for the Child Study. From my mom completing surveys to me doing breathing tests. Thank you to all the kids who are participating!

Judges’ comments:

I loved your concept – how you showed the different parts of the CHILD study. I liked your colourful message about “kids helping kids”. Great work!
Good information and clearly presented.

MEET THE JUDGES

TIM CAULFIELD

Professor of Health Law and Science Policy | Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

Professor Timothy Caulfield is an unrivalled communicator who debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector — from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine — for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. He is a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and a research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.

Prof. Caulfield writes frequently for the popular press on a range of health and science policy issues. He is also the host and co-producer of the award-winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, currently streaming on Netflix.

How do I submit my creation?

Right now, original work cannot be dropped off to the CHILD clinics. You can upload your artwork in a digital file (text document, video, audio, or graphic file – scan or take a picture of your art work) using the submission portal below.

If you are sending a picture of your artwork, try to ensure the photo or scan is very clear and as large as you can make it. 

CHILD research coordinators
CHILD Vancouver site

Linda Warner: childstudy@bcchr.ca

CHILD Edmonton site

Joyce Chikuma: childstudy@ualberta.ca

CHILD Winnipeg, Winkler & Morden site

Scarlet Salas: CHILD@chrim.ca

CHILD Toronto site

Yaminee Charavanapavan: child.study@sickkids.ca

CHILD 2021 Arts Contest Submission Portal

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 2 files.
Please upload the file containing your submission to CHILD's 2021 Arts Contest.
If you answer "no," we will contact you to find a way to accept your submission.
What should my creation be about?

Your submission can be about anything to do with the CHILD Cohort Study. For example, your artwork can tell us what a CHILD clinic visit is like … or … what being part of the study means to you … or even … something CHILD has discovered (see some examples here).

What materials can I use?

Create your artwork using any art materials you like (crayons, pencil crayons, markers, paint). Be creative and colourful! The only restriction is to make the poster by hand and to avoid using an iPad, computer or digital program.

How do I send in my poster?

Right now, original posters cannot be dropped off to the CHILD clinics. Scan or take a picture of your poster and email it to your CHILD research coordinator by May 8.

Try to ensure the photo or scan of your poster is very clear and as large as you can make it.

Make sure to include your first name and your age in your email and most important … tell us what your poster is about in 3 sentences or less (“My poster is about …”)

CHILD research coordinators
CHILD Vancouver site

Linda Warner: childstudy@bcchr.ca

CHILD Edmonton site

Joyce Chikuma: childstudy@ualberta.ca

CHILD Winnipeg, Winkler & Morden site

Scarlet Salas: CHILD@chrim.ca

CHILD Toronto site

Yaminee Charavanapavan: child.study@sickkids.ca

Where will the posters be displayed?

All posters will be displayed here on the CHILD Cohort Study website. Check back here regularly to see all the posters from around the country.

Are there prizes?

Every contestant will receive a prize of a cool CHILD Cohort Study water bottle. We will also award four regional prizes (Instax mini 9 instant cameras and film!) and one national prize (Apple gift certificate worth $500!)

IMPORTANT NOTE: All poster submissions will be displayed on the CHILD Cohort Study website and published across CHILD social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook).

If you do not wish to have your poster or your name/age/city to be visible to the public, please let your CHILD coordinator know when you submit your poster.

How will the posters be judged?

Posters will be evaluated based on three criteria:

  • creativity (is the poster creative and imaginative?)
  • use of colour (do the colours catch your eye?)
  • clear messaging (does the poster tell us something about the CHILD Cohort Study?)