MILWAUKEE, Sept. 12 Children with asthma across thecountry are encouraged to show their creativity by participating in the 17thannual "Living with Asthma" poster contest sponsored by the American Academyof Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and the American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP). More than 9 million children in the United States have asthma and it isimportant for them to understand that asthma shouldn't keep them fromparticipating in activities they enjoy.
The AAAAI and AAP will accept entries for the 17th Annual "Living withAsthma" Poster Contest until December 29, 2007. Children in grades 1 through 8who have asthma should express their asthma control in a colorful poster toraise asthma awareness, and a chance to win great prizes.
Children can enter their posters individually in three agecategories -- 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade and 6th through 8thgrade. Entry forms and additional details for entering the contest areavailable in the Patients & Consumer section of the AAAAI Web site,http://www.aaaai.org or the AAP Section on Allergy and Immunology's home pageon the AAP Web site, http://www.aap.org/sections/allergy/child.cfm.
Contestants are encouraged to show their imagination with crayons,markers, paint, etc. on a piece of paper 8 1/2 x 11 but no larger than 16 x 20inches. Posters should be sent with the official entry form with the followinginformation on a separate piece of paper: child's name, grade in school,mailing address, name of school, school address, principal's name, and thename of the doctor who treats the child's asthma and his/her specialty.
First prize is a $500 U.S. savings bond and a $200 Target giftcertificate, second prize a $250 U.S. savings bond and a $100 Target giftcertificate, and third prize is a $100 U.S. savings bond and a $50 Target giftcertificate. Each winner's school will receive a free supply of asthmaeducation materials, too!
Entries should be sent to: AAAAI/AAP Poster Contest; 555 E. Wells Street,Suite 1100; Milwaukee, WI 53202.
SOURCE American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology