Enter the #ArtWithHeart Challenge


Be a part of #ArtWithHeart this #GivingTuesday Season!
Use art to help spread love and joy. To share your art, see instructions below.

During the #GivingTuesday season, we’re asking MBA members to help us provide healing power to critically ill or injured children through creative expression.

No budding artist at home? No problem ... consider a donation this #GivingTuesday Season and help a family stay in their home.  Thank you!

Donate this #GivingTuesday Season


Here’s how it works.

All entries must be received by December 3 to be considered.

No donation necessary and there is no reward for winning other than knowing you are helping others.

Artwork can be submitted digitally to info@mbaopensdoors.org or via standard mail to 1919 M Street, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Entries will not be returned.

Parents or legal guardians of our finalists will be contacted by December 10 to obtain a release form.

Winning artwork will be framed and presented to our 12 participating hospitals. Winners will also be announced mid-December via MBA and Opens Doors communication channels.

Who can enter:

This is an MBA Members-only contest.

Children ages 18 and younger can enter. One entry per child.

A panel of judges will choose 12 finalists, based on creativity and execution (three from each age group: 6 and younger; 7- 10; 11- 14; and 15 - 18.

What to enter:

There is no theme, think bold, bright and cheery. Original artwork only.

The winning design will be printed at 12 by 18 inches. It’s best to make your design as close to that size as possible.

Markers, crayons, paint, pencils, chalk, construction paper cutouts work best.

On the back of your entry, write your name, age, parent or legal guardian’s name and member company.

IMPORTANT: We need consent from a parent or legal guardian with each entry. To do so, write your child’s name, your full name and company on the back of the artwork and sign. Submission of an entry allows MBA to reproduce the image in print and online with the artist’s name.

Questions?  Send an email to info@mbaopensdoors.org

No budding artist at home?  Consider a donation to the MBA Opens Doors Foundation and help a family stay in their home this holiday season.  

"Thank you so much! It means the world to me that you have been able to help me pay one month's mortgage while we are going through this difficult time in our lives. God most certainly will bestow his blessings to all of you! Love, hugs and many blessings sent you're guys' way!"
"Thank you for all your generosity and support you have extended to our family. We can't thank you enough for selecting our family as one of the recipients of your generous financial gifts. Your thoughtfulness moved us to tears and truly has helped us through such a difficult time. When your child has a life ending illness you take each day as it comes. Some days are better than others. But the one constant in our lives are the friends, community and complete strangers that pray for our family. We consider you to be part of our family. For all you do, we thank you."
"To MBA Opens Doors, Thank you so much for helping my family out during this hard time. It is greatly appreciated."
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