Art contest seeks to raise awareness on AIDS and HIV

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The Laredo Health Department is calling all artists to take part in a special contest that seeks to spread a very important message about AIDS and HIV.

According to government statistics, one in seven people are living with HIV and are unaware they have the disease.

In an effort to create awareness and encourage others to get tested, the health department has organized a contest that will promote this message in the form of art.

This year’s contest theme is “What is HIV to you?”.

The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $500, second place will get $400 and third place will be $300.

Not only will participants compete for the top prize and a chance to get their work shown, but they will also be providing a great symbol for the community to reflect on when it comes to this issue.

The deadline to submit your work of art will be March 22nd.

For more information, you can call 956-795-4946.

You can also email Juan Mendez at jmendez@ci.laredo.tx.u.