Student artists wanted for Tour de La Porte award contest
An IU Health La Porte Release
La Porte, IN – The La Porte Hospital Foundation is looking for student artists to design an award for half-marathon runners at this year’s Tour de La Porte.
The 11th Annual Tour de La Porte will be on Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26 at Soldiers Memorial Park in La Porte. Tour de La Porte includes several different competitive and casual bike, run and walk events for the entire family. However, the award art contest will focus solely on the half-marathon 21K chip-timed competitive run. For more information on the entire Tour de La Porte event, visit www.tourdelaporte.com.
Awards will be given to the top three half-marathon finishers in each age category. The award art contest is open to all first- through 12th-graders. One winning design will be chosen from an elementary school, middle/junior high school and high school submission.
Judges will choose the winning designs based on the connection their artwork has to the cause of Tour de La Porte. For more information on how proceeds benefit local patients with cancer and their families, visit www.tourdelaporte.org/pages/view/About_the_Tour.
The winning designs will also be used for various event promotional items including, but not limited to, online and social media campaigns as well as day-of printed displays.
Interested student artists are asked to submit their hand-drawn design to the Foundation, 1007 Lincolnway, La Porte, IN 46350. All submissions must include a name and grade (as of fall 2012) on the back in order to be judged anonymously. All submissions are due by Friday, July 6 with the winners notified sometime mid-July.
The La Porte Hospital Foundation supports Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital by promoting healthcare and healthy lifestyles in the community. The Foundation has been a leader in health-related philanthropy since its establishment in 1978 through encouraging charitable giving, developing friendships and educating future leaders. For more information about the Foundation, call 219.326.2471 or toll-free at 877.265.4539, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://iuhealth.org/laporte/foundation.
Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital, a part of Indiana University Health, has provided leading care to La Porte and the surrounding community for more than 100 years. IU Health La Porte Hospital was designated by U.S.News & World Report as a Best Regional Hospital for 2011–2012 for the specialty of Pulmonology as well as received Magnet® re-designation, recognizing nursing care among the nation’s top 6 percent of hospitals. In addition, hip replacement care was nationally recognized, the stroke program earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers and the cancer program received the 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. To learn more about IU Health La Porte Hospital, visit http://iuhealth.org/laporte.