For the past 15 years, VCH- Richmond Public Health has partnered with Richmond School District, Richmond Public Library, The City of Richmond, and Richmond Children First committee to coordinate a bookmark contest for elementary school age children. This year's theme was focused on healthy eating—a priority action for the 2018-2023 Richmond Wellness Strategy.
“The bookmark contest offers an opportunity for students in Richmond to showcase their creative talents, engage their imagination in thinking, and learn about health topics such as healthy eating," says Richmond Public Health manager, Chris Salgado.
With the slogan “Growing food, growing me", the 2019 contest received over 2,500 entries from students across the city from kindergarten to grade seven. The school district, library, city and health partners then came together to review all submitted entries and finalists are selected with a winner for each grade. Students with winning bookmark submissions receive a $75.00 gift certificate for Indigo.
Printed bookmarks will be distributed to children in the community through the Richmond Public Library. You can also VCH growing food growing me.pdf at all our partner locations.