The Art of Donation contest

TAMPA BAY – LifeLink® of Florida is hosting its second holiday card art contest for high school students. The Art of Donation Holiday Card Art Contest is open to all high school students in LifeLink® of Florida’s service area.

ArtDonation1, aeStudents are asked to create original artwork that embodies the spirit of giving associated with the holiday season and with the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. The deadline to submit artwork is Oct. 2, and artwork will be judged by individuals who have been impacted by organ and tissue donation and transplantation, LifeLink® community partners and executive staff.

Winners will be awarded prizes, including an Apple iPad, iPod and a Kindle Fire, as well as gift cards. Teachers named on the entry forms of the winning student entries will also receive a $100 gift card.

High school students in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, Hardee, Sarasota, De Soto, Charlotte, Highlands, Glades, Lee, Hendry and Martin counties are encouraged to participate.  Submission details and guidelines can be found at

“Our goal is to educate high school students about organ and tissue donation and provide original artwork to place on the cover of holiday cards that will be sent to donor families, organ and tissue recipients and others in the donation community,” said Liz Lehr, executive director, LifeLink® of Florida.

ArtDonation2, aeLifeLink® of Florida is the non-profit, community service organization designated by the federal government to facilitate organ and tissue donation in west and southwest Florida. For more than 30 years they have facilitated donation in order to bring thousands of people the gift of life through heart, liver, lung, kidney, pancreas and small intestine transplant, and many more through tissue transplantation.

In Florida, more than 5,000 people are awaiting a lifesaving transplant. Register today as an organ and tissue donor by visiting or when you renew your driver license or state identification card.

For more information about the contest or to submit artwork, please contact Brandi Ahonsi at (813) 253-2640 or

One Reply to “The Art of Donation contest”

  1. Erica Pelcastre says:

    My daughter, Leah Pelcastre, entered the christmas card contest for lifelink. She entered through her school, Alonso high school and art teacher, Ms.Cathy Swalls. I’m not sure if the art teacher turned in the drawing on time. Please, look at it. It’s very powerful piece and potrays the gift of organ donation. Again the student is Leah Pelcastre from Alonso high school. Her art teacher is Ms.Cathy Swalls. Please.
    Thank you,
    Erica Pelcastre

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