Doctors for Change (DFC) is happy to announce the 2019 Youth Contest Winners!
Doctors for Change (DFC) is proud to announce the winners of our 2019 Youth Art, Creative Writing, Media, and Photography Contest!
We invited area youth to submit their entries for our art and creative writing contest. The theme was “Food as Fuel: What’s on Your Plate” and participants were asked to share their ideas on how physical activity helps their mind and body stay healthy. We are incredibly thankful for the amazing submissions that we received from artists and writers of all ages, and we are proud to announce this year’s contest winners.
Congratulations to the winners of the 209 Youth Art, Creative Writing, Media and Photography contest, and thanks to all of the participants for your beautiful and unique interpretations of our theme!
"Food as Fuel" Winners
Zoey Feng , 1st Grade
Title: “Magic Bowl”
About: Noodles can give us energy. Vegetables can give us vitamin. Tofu can give us protein. Organic milk can give us strong muscles and can make us very healthy.
Trinh Tran, 6th Grade
Title: “Fruity Life”
About: Physical activity helps me be healthy because if I don’t will be weaker and weaker every day. If you do physical activity your heart will start pumping and gets you breathing harder, this will help your heart and lungs get stronger. It’s important to me because I don’t want to be weak, I want to be strong, also want to strengthen my bones. My art is that there’s a carrot because I eat carrots to “see” and be healthy. A strawberry heart taking a photo because I love taking photos. A tomato because when I exercise I turn red. 2 blueberries because I’m taller than my friends. Why is there a music gear? It’s because I play music whie exercising. That is a fruity life.
Saira Khan, 11th Grade
About: My visual art shows how choosing to maintain a healthy diet isn’t always the easiest. While reaching into the fridge, the individual sees the vibrant fruit, however the chocolate cupcake’s presences shows a temptation that one may have. My art shows how to fight off the desire to eat unhealthy by choosing the healthier option and not giving into your vice. The conflicted look on the boy’s face represent how many would feel on making this decision. Eating healthy leads to many other benefits as well. A healthy diet (represented by the apple) would boost your day and give you enough energy. An unhealthy diet (represented by the cupcake) would lead to mood swings, obesity, and sugar highs/lows. By choosing the right, organic fuel, a person would have an improved mindset and health. This doesn’t mean to completely cut off sugary sweet, but they should be eaten in moderation. A balanced diet leads to a balanced lifestyle.
Vihaan Prakash, 5th Grade
Title: “The Good, the Bad, the Unhealthy”
A healthy body is a happy person and ready learner. Personally I love getting outside and playing. I play sports such as basketball, soccer, and football. I also just do raw exercises sometimes too! My story shows why you should be healthy by a case between broccoli and hamburger. They talk about theme in their reasons. It also is about making healthy choices for a better today and tomorrow.