Voices for Vaccination - Call for Submissions!


Northern Michigan artists, submit your original pieces that will inspire others to get vaccinated. Voices for Vaccination, a regional art contest, aims to illustrate the ways vaccines promote individual and community health for the betterment of health in childhood, pregnancy, breastfeeding mothers, minorities, seniors and beyond!

Use Your Voice

COVID-19 continues to be pervasive in our northern Michigan communities, taking lives, disrupting our children’s education, and overwhelming our public health system. But, together, we can stop it. Let’s roll up our sleeves, mask up, and help end this pandemic.

Vaccination is one of the most important things individuals can do to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 and other transmissible illnesses. Enter your original work that encourages vaccination for the wellbeing of for our families, friends, and neighbors.

In your piece, in any medium, tell us what vaccines mean to you, how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted you, how vaccines have improved lives, or how vaccines help support the health of your community. Pieces from all Northern Michigan counties will be accepted in a variety of different mediums, including ceramics, drawing, painting, electronic graphics, film, and literature.

Specifications are as follows:

  • Please submit pieces with a base width of no greater than 36 inches
  • Limit recordings to 2 minutes.
  • Writing submissions not to exceed 500 words.
  • Entries must be original work of the artist’s own creation.

About the Contest

Judges will select the top pieces, which will move on to community voting in spring 2022. 

Judging Categories

The contest is divided into categories by age:

  • Children: Up to and including age 8
  • Youth: Ages 9-17
  • Adult: Age 18 & Up


Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three submissions, as voted by the community, in each age group:

  • First place: $1,000
  • Second place: $500
  • Third place: $200

All youth and child submissions will also receive a prize for their support.

Winning pieces will be displayed at select locations across northern Michigan. 

How to Submit Your Entry

Submissions will be accepted February 15 – March 15, 2022.

There are three ways to enter:

We may refuse to accept or display any submissions for any reason or no reason.

Artwork Drop-off Locations

If you submitted the online form above, please clearly label your artwork with the same details as submitted in the form.

  • Adolescent Wellness Center – Lake City Middle School - 251 E Russell St. | Lake City, MI 49651
  • Adolescent Wellness Center – Manton High School - 105 5th St. | Manton, MI 49663
  • Adolescent Wellness Center – Mesick High School - 581 South Clark St. | Mesick, MI 49668
  • Adolescent Wellness Center – Cadillac High School - 532 Haynes St. | Cadillac, MI 49601
  • Adolescent Wellness Center – Career Tech Center - 880 Parsons Rd. | Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Armory Youth Project - 555 1st St. | Manistee, MI 49660
  • Au Sable Artisan Center - 219 Michigan Ave. | Grayling, MI 49738
  • Benzie Leelanau Health Dept. WIC office - 6051 Frankfort Hwy., Ste 100 | Benzonia, MI 49616
  • Charlevoix Circle of Arts - 109 Clinton St. | Charlevoix, MI 49720
  • District Health Department 10 - 625 Courthouse Dr. | Kalkaska, MI 49646
  • Gaylord Area Council for the Arts - 125 E. Main St. | Gaylord, MI 49735
  • Interlochen Arts Academy Education Center - 4000 J. Maddy Pkwy. | Interlochen, MI 49643
  • K-Town Youth Health Center - 112 S Brownson Ave. | Kingsley, MI 49649