The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as an Institute at the National Institutes of Health! As part of our celebration, we are hosting an art competition.
Inviting individuals to submit images (paintings, drawings, photos, digital art, etc.) that represent NIMHD’s vision: an America in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy, and productive lives.
First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in two age categories: Teen (16 to 18 years old at the time of submission) and Adult (19 years or older at the time of submission). Prizes will be awarded for 1st place ($3,500), 2nd place ($2,500), and 3rd place ($1,500) in each category . Read the Official Rules and Requirements (PDF, 590 KB) for more information.
Challenge Goal – As part of the 10-year anniversary of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Institute is launching the Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge. The challenge will raise national awareness about the prevalence and impact of health disparities and inspire further research on minority health and health disparities. In the United States, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities (described collectively as “health disparity populations”) suffer higher rates of morbidity and mortality. The goal of the art challenge is to envision and express through art an America in which all populations have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy, and productive lives.
Challenge Theme – The theme of this challenge is envisioning health equity. Art submissions should reflect an America where health disparities based on race and ethnicity, geography, socioeconomic status, and sexual and gender identity are a thing of the past and where all populations have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy, and productive lives. Art submissions may focus on one or more health disparity populations or on health disparities overall.
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The total prize purse is $15,000. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be chosen for each of the two age categories: Teen (for participants or groups of participants who are 16 to 18 years old at the time of submission) and Adult (for participants or groups of participants who are at least 19 years old at the time of submission). If a group submission receives a prize, the award will be given to the group’s designated team leader.
Payment of the Prize – Prizes awarded under this challenge will be paid by electronic funds transfer and may be subject to federal income taxes. HHS/NIH will comply with the Internal Revenue Service withholding and reporting requirements, where applicable. NIH reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (a) cancel, suspend, or modify the challenge, or any part of it, for any reason, and/or (b) not award any prizes if no submissions are deemed worthy.
The Award-Approving Official will be Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., NIMHD Director.