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A Global Art Competition to Heal the World

4/26/2002:   The International Child Art Foundation (ICAF), www.icaf.org, serves as the nation's art and creativity organization for children. Their goal is to involve children in the creative process while deepening their understanding of their own contributions.

Every four years ICAF organizes the children's Arts Olympiad, a global art competition that commences with worldwide art competitions and culminates in the Creativity & Imagination Olympics in Washington, DC. Young American artists from across the United States will host children from around the world in our nation's capitol at an international celebration of children's creativity and imagination in the summer of 2003.

The theme of the Arts Olympiad, Me in the New Millennium, invokes vitally important issues for children: "How do I see myself?" "How do I want the world to see me?" "What do I want to change?"

Don't wait for the deadline! Early entries have a better chance of being featured in the ChildArt magazine, UNICEF's children's art calendars and on several Websites, including www.icaf.org.

Winners at the Olympics!
Distinguished juries will select winners from each U.S. State and Territory and approximately 100 participating countries. The winners will be the Official Participants at ICAF's Creativity & Imagination Olympics 2003 in Washington, DC, where the winning artworks will be exhibited. Parents and teachers of the winners will participate in ICAF's Children's Creativity Symposium and will be honored at an awards ceremony.

If you have any questions, please call ICAF at (202) 530-1000, visit www.icaf.org, or send an email to olympiad@icaf.org.

Competition Entry Requirements
Age: 8 to 12
Medium: Paintings or drawings in any two-dimensional medium
Size: 18" x 24" (45cm x 60cm) (approximately)
Theme: Me in the New Millennium
Deadline: October 31, 2002
Mail to: Mr. Tim Bigelow, Director of Programs
International Child Art Foundation, 1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036, USA
Note: Art submitted to the contest becomes the property of ICAF and will not be returned.

Schools: Teachers select one representative artwork per school, involving students in the selection process as much as possible. Please send the representative artwork to ICAF with a completed Artwork Submission Form.

Homeschoolers: Send your artwork directly to ICAF with a completed Artwork Submission Form.

Art Clubs, Libraries and Youth Organizations: Organizers select one representative artwork, and send it to ICAF with a completed Artwork Submission Form.



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