Every year, World Breastfeeding Week highlights the health and wellbeing benefits of breastfeeding for babies and their mothers.
Breastfeeding supports good nutrition, protection against infection, poverty reduction and food security.
This year, World Breastfeeding Week is focusing on the role of breastfeeding to protect the environment, its importance for both the planet and its people.
To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2020, the Central Coast Local Health District Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding Reference Group has launched a community art competition.
During the current climate of social distancing, we encourage our Central Coast community to promote their own health and wellbeing… and what better way to do so than by engaging your artistic talents while at home!
In keeping with this theme, entrants must submit a drawing, painting or photograph of their own that supports the link between breastfeeding and the environment.
The judges will be looking for artwork that:
- Informs people about the links between breastfeeding and the environment/climate change
- Encourages action on improving the health of the planet and people through breastfeeding
Artworks could also show:
- The health benefits of breastfeeding
- The challenges of breastfeeding
- Support for breastfeeding in our community
Entries can be created in one of three formats – painting, drawing or photography.
Finalists will have their artwork on virtual display during World Breastfeeding Week, and winning entries will be displayed in local health services for community members to appreciate.
Entries must be submitted in hard copy between the 15–17 July 2020 via drop off at Gosford Hospital and/or Ngiyang Aboriginal Pregnancy, Child and Family Health Service in Tuggerah.
Winners will be announced during World Breastfeeding Week in August.
So, download the entry form, get your camera, paints or pencils out and start today!
You can also download, print and share our competition flyer.
And if you want to learn more about breastfeeding, why not check out these online webinar classes from the Australian Breastfeeding Association.