Colorado Optometric Association (COA) and 2020 Eyes Colorado Launch First Annual Youth Art Contest

Denver, Colorado – March 11, 2020 – The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) and 2020 Eyes Colorado have launched their first annual Youth Art Contest. Colorado students grade 1-12 are invited to submit their 2D artwork by April 1, 2020.

The 2020 competition encourages expressing and exploring the value of seeing the world through the eyes and the artist prompt is titled A Beautiful Sight. Vision is a very important part of navigating the world especially for artists. Understanding the value of vision and eye health is the first step in taking care of them. Student artists are encouraged to reflect upon the value of their own eyesight as they craft and create their 2D art.

“We’re excited to get Colorado youth involved in understanding and valuing their own eye health by participating in our first annual art competition,” says Sheryl Benjamin, COA’s Executive Director.

Submissions are accepted digitally and must be clear and ready for use as a magazine cover. Artwork will be judged by a panel of Colorado influencers. The first-place winner’s artwork will be used as the cover of the COA’s August Viewpoints magazine. 2020 submissions are open through April 1, 2020. Winners will be notified by email on May 1, 2020. For full rules and eligibility requirements click here.

One student from each age group will win the Colorado Optometric Association’s Artist Award, a prize for the winner, and a donation to their school*.

Grades 9-12 Winner Prize:

  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9 ($900 value)
  • $200 donated to the winner’s school

Grades 6-8 Winner Prize:

  • One Year SketchBox Premium Subscription ($350 value)
  • $200 donated to the winner’s school

Grades 1-5 Winner Prize:

  • Three Months of Green Kids Craft Subscription Box ($90 value)
  • $200 donated to the winner’s school

*If a student who is homeschooled wins, the school donation will go to their homeschool chapter, online school or donated to See the Future Fund who distributes scholarships for the blind and visually impaired.

2020 Eyes Colorado is the COA’s annual eye health public awareness initiative to promote healthy eyes and vision across the state throughout the year.

About the Colorado Optometric Association (COA):

The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) is the professional organization of optometrists in Colorado. Over 600 Colorado doctors of optometry are voluntary members of the Association.

Since 1892, the COA has assisted its members in providing the highest standard of professional care to their patients by sponsoring continuing education programs for doctors, advocating in local and state governments for programs and laws that represent patients’ best interests, and providing information for the public.

For more information, please visit or call 303-863-9778.

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