Melanoma Monday Art Contest

Dear Principals, Directors of Art, Health/PE, Language, and Science Education,

The Month of May is nationally recognized as skin cancer awareness month and the first Monday in May is known as Melanoma Monday. In support of this vital public service message, the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation has collaborated with all schools throughout Florida to implement a fun and educational contest for students.

This initiative, as well as our SunSmart America™ K-12 curriculum, programs and resources, has enabled us to win thirteen Gold Triangle Awards from the American Academy of Dermatology. One person dies from melanoma every fifty minutes; with education, melanoma is almost 100% preventable!

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in the following categories:

First Place:
Grades K-5 ($100)
Grades 6-8 ($100)
Grades 9-12 ($100)

Second Place:
K-5 ($50)
6-8 ($50)

Third Place:
K-5 ($25)
6-8 ($25)

The sponsoring teacher of each winner will receive the same value prize as their student. The Principal of each first place winner will receive a framed award of the winning artwork.

Attached are the guidelines for the contest per grade level. Each entry must have a completed and signed contest entry form attached to the work. Work may be mailed in, or dropped off at our office at
2751 S Dixie Hwy Suite 2A,West Palm Beach, FL 33405.

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, April 20, 2018 by 12:00 noon.

We thank you in advance for supporting the RDK Melanoma Foundation’s mission to educate about the prevention and early detection of skin cancer; especially melanoma, its deadliest form. Please feel free to call our office at (561) 655-9655 with any questions that you may have, or visit our website for resources and current information.

Stay cool and be Sun Smart!

Stacy Ostrau, Executive Director
Rita Fox, Director of Operations

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