Coloring for a Cure


PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submitting entries to the Coloring for a Cure contest has been extended to Friday, July 31, 2020, at midnight, Eastern Standard Time.  

Schools almost out and camps are closed, so now you have lots of time to create something special!

The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation has come up with a fun idea to keep your child occupied with an art project that will have a real impact on the diabetes community.

We invite children 16 years of age and younger, who either have diabetes or love someone who does, to create a picture that illustrates what a cure for diabetes would look like to them.

Send us a good-quality photo of the picture*. All entries will be reviewed by a diverse panel of judges and five (5) winning entries will be chosen. 

Each of the winning entries will be printed on a greeting card, and a collection of all five cards will be given as a gift to our top donors.  The Foundation will also feature the art on our correspondence cards and other forms of communication with our donors and supporters. Each child’s name and the name of the artwork will appear on the back of his/her card. 

The winning contestants and their entries will also be featured on our website and other Diabetes Research Institute Foundation publications.

Here’s what you need to do, to get started:

    1. Fill out an entry form here. (Note: Be sure to download the form to your computer before you enter information. Download arrow ↓ is in the upper right corner of form.)
    2. Have your child create a picture.
    3. Submit the following to

          a) a PHOTO OF THE PICTURE as a high-resolution JPEG,
              (at least 300 dpi)*
      b) the ENTRY FORM, and
      c) a PHOTO OF YOUR CHILD (preferably, as he/she creates the artwork.)

The contest is open until midnight, Eastern Standard Time on Friday, July 31, 2020. Winners will be announced in late summer/early fall and each winner will be notified via e-mail. One entry per child, please.

Ready, set, CREATE!

* A high-resolution JPEG (at least 300 dpi) is required for reproduction as a greeting card.

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