The American Academy of Pediatrics is sponsoring an art contest for children in grades 3-12.

The theme? “A World Free From Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke.”

There are three age groups: Grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The winner who submits the best piece of original artwork about the theme wins $500 in cash, plus $1,000 for travel expenses to attend a presentation at the AAP national conference in Orlando on Oct. 27. Second-place winners win $250.

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To see official rules, visit For an entry form, visit