The Oceana Speaks: COVID-19 Planning Committee is hosting a multi-media artwork contest for Oceana County youth and adults! Youth ages 10-17 or adults ages 18 and up are encouraged to submit an original artwork for a chance to win $100.

The Oceana Speaks: COVID-19 Multi-Media Contest is open to original artwork submitted by the original creator, including but not limited to video, photography, digital art, drawing, illustration, printmaking, song, poem, etc. Artwork must promote, encourage, or connect with at least one of the COVID-19 safety practices listed: washing your hands often and for at least 20 seconds, practice physical distancing, wear a face mask when unable to practice physical distancing. The Oceana Speaks: COVID-19 Planning Committee challenges artists and story tellers to highlight Oceana County in artwork submissions.

The contest will be open September 16th to September 26rd at 11:59pm. Multiple submissions are allowed. Public voting to determine prize winning finalists will start September 30th through October 5th. Three finalists from each age category will be chosen. Each finalist will receive $100. Winners will be notified and announced via social media.

About DHD #10

District Health Department #10 (DHD #10) is Michigan’s largest geographical health department, mandated to promote and protect the public from unsafe and hazardous conditions and provide methods of promoting good health and disease prevention. Some of the vital programs provided by DHD #10 include Immunizations, Infectious Disease Control, STI Testing and Counseling, WIC, Children’s Special Health Services, Hearing and Vision Screening, Family Planning, Cancer Screening, Worksite Wellness, Smoking Cessation, Substance Use Prevention, Chronic Disease Prevention, and Environmental Health Services. DHD #10 serves Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, and Wexford counties. For more information, visit www.dhd10.org.