The American Heart Association, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition are excited to kick off the 2021 Kind Hearts Rhode Island Poster Contest. The contest invites all students from across Rhode Island in Grades K-5 to design a poster that demonstrates how have been kind to their hearts and others over the past year. Posters will help educate decisionmakers about the importance of supporting policies that promote a healthier generation in Rhode Island.
We’re calling on all students in Grades K-5 to share: How Are You Kind to Your Heart and Others?
The past year has been challenging for everyone. We have spent a lot of time at home and in front of computer screens. We have learned how important it is to stay heart-healthy, positive and strong – and to show kindness to our parents, siblings, family, friends and neighbors as we go through these tough times together.
We make lots of choices each day, like what color socks to wear or how to do our hair. But did you know that some of the choices we make can help us stay healthy? We can be kind to our hearts by eating healthy, being active every day and making sure we have some quiet time for ourselves. There are so many fun things we can do! Like trying new fruits and vegetables, drinking water instead of soda, walking the dog, jumping rope, or taking time to relax and read a book. Another choice we make each day is how we treat other people. Being kind and helping others can make everyone smile! There are so many ways to spread kindness. We can help our siblings with homework, help our parents cook dinner, call our grandparents to say hello, wave to a neighbor, check-in with a friend, or say thank you to our amazing teachers!
Poster Contest Directions:
Design a poster on any (8.5 x 11) paper you have available and show us! Remember to be creative. Simply draw a picture that highlights how you have been kind to your heart and others over the past year. In addition to being entered to win great prizes, your poster will help educate the public, decisionmakers and other students about heart health and spreading kindness!
Teachers can do this as a classroom activity or share this document with students and ask them to:
- create a 8.5×11 poster on paper of their choice
- submit the entry directly to the American Heart Association
- please have a parent or guardian sign waiver found below (or click here)
Entries can be mailed to:
American Heart Association – Kind Hearts RI
One State Street, Suite 200
Providence, RI 02908
Entries must be received by May 31, 2021
Each submission will go through a review process. Prizes will be awarded in two age categories – Grades K–2 and Grades 3–5.
- 1st Place: $100 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card and four (4) passes to Roger Williams Park Zoo.
- 2nd Place: $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card and four (4) passes to Roger Williams Park Zoo.
- 3rd Place: Four (4) passes to Roger Williams Park Zoo.
- Top Finalists will be featured on the American Heart Association’s local social media pages.
- NEW THIS YEAR: Awards will be presented virtually.