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Vaccine Visual Art, Video Contest Set

San Joaquin County Public Health Services is inviting young local artists to shine by entering #SJVaxForTheWin by the Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, deadline. Open to San Joaquin County youth only, this art contest asks each age group to create visual art (ages 5-11) and video art (ages 12-18) that tags #SJVaxForTheWin in social media. All art and video entries will answer the question: As more people get vaccinated against COVID-19, what do you most look forward to doing?

The project is supported by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs and the Community Foundation of San Joaquin. The contest offers prizes including Nintendo Switch Gaming Consoles, MacBook Air with Final Cut Pro software, iPad’s, Amazon gift cards ranging from $50 to $250, and more. The contest will present a total of $20,000 worth of prizes.

For the Visual Art Contest, open to youngsters ages 5 through 11, art must be submitted on a single 8.5x11 piece of paper. Examples of visual art that will be accepted include drawings, photos, collages, storytelling, painting, and other forms expressed on flat surfaces. For the Video Art Contest, open to ages 12 through 18, art must be submitted in the form of a video of at least 15 seconds and no longer than one minute. Examples of video art that will be accepted include real, virtual, machinima, interactive, poetry, music, graphics, video shorts, storytelling, and other forms of video art.

For a complete list of rules, eligibility, and prize awards, visit