In response to the growing threat of climate change on child health, the Oregon Pediatric Society (OPS) is hosting its first-ever environmental youth art contest and exhibit on April 30, 2023.

Through this exhibit, OPS aims to put young Oregonians at the forefront of the conversation on climate change and environmental pollution, while also continuing to highlight the increasing concern of the state’s child health providers.

“Young people have been the most vocal about the urgent need for action against climate change and environmental injustices,” says Dr. Shaili Rajput, Portland pediatrician and OPS member. “We want to amplify those inspiring voices through creative self-expression while raising awareness and action – and hope – around this crucial issue affecting today’s children and next generations.”

For every submission, 10 trees will be planted around the globe through Eden Reforestation Projects. All entries will be featured virtually. Finalists will be invited to a live exhibit and celebration featuring guided sanctuary walks at Portland Audubon Society’s Heron Hall on April 30, 2023.

Submissions will be accepted until April 1, 2023. To enter, and for more contest information, visit Follow on Instagram or Facebook for updates.

This exhibit is held in partnership with the Portland Audubon Society and the Children’s Healing Art Project.