Drawings from 1,232 students from India, Croatia,
Iceland, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Canada, Kenya and the United States (31
states) were received.
The artwork was first evaluated by Dr. Eric
H. Chudler. He selected the finalists in the four age groups
(Kindergarten - Grade 2; Grades 3 - 5; Grades 6 - 8; Grades 9 - 12) and
then a panel of 22 judges viewed all of the finalists and voted for the
Here is an art gallery with some of the winning drawings:
Here were the rules:
Only one entry per person. Use either the PDF or WORD versions of
the official entry form (copies of the form are acceptable) to enter a
picture on the topic for your age group (see below). Drawings must be
done by hand using pencils, pens, markers, and/or crayons. Feel free to
use words in your drawings. Be creative!
Entries will be divided into four groups based on age:
If you are in Kindergrarten to Grade 2: Your
picture should be about "My brain helps me ________."
If you are in Grade 3 to Grade 5: Your picture
should be about "Brain Fitness: I keep my brain healthy by
If you are in Grade 6 to Grade 8: Your picture should
be about "My brain is like a _______ because _________.
If you are in Grade 9 to Grade 12: Your picture
should be about "Brain research is important
To enter the drawing contest, mail your completed entry form with
Dr. Eric H. Chudler
UWEB Education and Outreach
1705 NE Pacific St.
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5061
Entries must be received by February 1, 2007, and cannot be
People and their families associated with the Neuroscience for Kids
web site are not eligible to enter the contest.
Drawings will be judged by the staff of Neuroscience for Kids or by
other individuals designated by Dr. Eric H. Chudler. Drawings will be
judged on the basis of originality, scientific accuracy and overall
At least one winner from each group will be selected. In past years,
each drawing contest has had approximately 50 winners. Winners will be
announced by e-mail or regular mail no later than March 1, 2007. The
winner agrees to allow Neuroscience for Kids to publish his/her name
(first name, last initial only) and artwork on the Neuroscience for Kids
web site. Winner addresses and e-mail addresses will be kept confidential
and will NOT be published.
All materials received will become the property of Neuroscience for
Kids and will not be returned. Neuroscience for Kids will not be held
responsible for entries that are damaged or lost in the mail.
Winners will be awarded a book, CD-ROM or other prize related to the
brain. The specific prizes will be announced later. Prizes will be
mailed to the address listed on the winner's entry form.