The University of Arizona

Sun Safe Art Contest



The University of Arizona Skin Cancer Institute is presenting the “Sun Safe” art contest for students attending Tucson area middle and high schools to promote awareness of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month in May, including Melanoma Monday, May 6th, 2013 and Don’t Fry Day, May 24th, 2013. This art contest is a perfect opportunity for students to learn how to protect their skin from the sun, then apply what they have learned in a creative fashion!

Tucson, AZ has the second highest rating of skin cancer instances in the world, and cases of melanoma have been found in children as young as eight years old. Therefore, it is paramount for the children in our community to learn sun safety skills that can be life-saving. Skin cancer is preventable!

First place winners will be awarded installation of a Protect Your Skin kit for his/her school! There will be two (2) first place winners; one middle school and one high school student. In addition, all winners (6) will receive day passes to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the opportunity to have his/her artwork on display at the Living in Harmony with the Sun event at the Desert Museum on June 8th, 2013!

Download this two-sided handout you can print to share with your students.

Please see the contest Rules and Regulations for more information. We look forward to receiving your child(ren)’s original artwork!