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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498

Date: July 3, 2013


What is a healthy woman? Express your vision of a healthy woman through art!

The Delaware Division of Public Health's Office of Women's Health is hosting an art contest for amateur and professional artists. Through Aug. 15, artists may submit an original essay, poetry or song; or a two-dimensional (2D) artwork such as photos, paintings and drawings.

Entrants may submit only one piece of work. The work must answer the contest theme, "What is a healthy woman?"

The pieces will be judged in two age brackets: youth (17 and under) and adults. Judges will select six youth and six adult essay winners; and six youth and six adult 2D art winners. All 24 winning artworks will be published in a 2014 Office of Women's Health calendar.

Four grand prize winners will win one-year individual memberships to the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. The Delaware Art Museum memberships, worth $50 each, include museum admission, discounts to the museum store and studio art classes, a newsletter subscription, and free or discounted admission to various programs and events throughout the year.

"We are excited to be involved in a project with the Delaware Division of Public Health's Office of Women's Health," said Margaret P. Matteson, Individual Giving and Membership manager. "This is a great opportunity to partner and promote art in Delaware!"

Contest rules and the entry form are posted to

For additional information, call Karen McGloughlin or Glenda Krause at the Office of Women's Health at 744-4703 or The office addresses women's health issues across their lifespan through forums, programs and initiatives designed to educate the public regarding women's health and healthy lifestyles.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.