NYSDOH Hosts Art Contest for Students in Grades 3-5 on the Topic of Antibiotic Resistance

The New York State Department of Health has announced its Kids' Art Contest: "Superbug Superheroes," which is intended to educate elementary age children about antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic usage. This contest is open to students in 3 categories: grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5. 

Antibiotic resistance happens when the drugs we use to kill germs lose their effectiveness because of the overuse and misuse of the medications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that each year, at least 2 million people in the U.S. get infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 die as a result.

The contest is open to New York State students in grades 3, 4, and 5. The deadline for submission of entries is December 1, 2019, by 5 PM.

The information below for teachers and parents is available on the New York State Department of Health website.

If you have any questions about the contest, please send an email to ARresources@health.ny.gov.