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2009 drawing contest

Judging of the 2009 NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS DRAWING CONTEST is finished and winners have been mailed their prizes. However, a new contest has started: the 2010 NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS POETRY WRITING CONTEST. Visit the 2010 Contest Site for more information.

A total of 792 students from 29 states and 7 countries sent in drawings. From the United States, drawings arrived from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. From outside the United States, students sent drawings from Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Korea and The Philippines.

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 12 judges viewed all of the finalists and voted for the winners.

Here is an art gallery with some of the winning drawings:

Here were the rules:

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 because________."

Questions about this contest should be directed to Dr. Chudler at

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