Youth Art Contest

About DDF's Youth Art Contest

DDF is proud to announce that the 2022 Youth Art Contest will officially open for submissions on Thursday, September 1, 2022!

Students 18 years or younger, who are directly or indirectly affected by cancer, are encouraged to submit their original artwork or photographs to be considered for DDF’s 2023 Youth Art Calendar and greeting cards.

The DDF 2023 Youth Art Calendar will feature selected student artwork or a photograph submission for each month of the year and will be accompanied by a headshot and a mini bio of the student whose work is featured. Entries not selected for the 2023 calendar will be considered for DDF’s custom line of blank greeting cards. The calendar and greeting cards will be made available for purchase, and all proceeds will benefit our mission of helping to find a cure for stomach cancer.

**Deadline to submit entries is 10/28/2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST. All entries must be U.S. based only.

DDF website for Art Contest (3)
DDF website for Art Contest (2)
Scholarship Essay Contest (1)
Debbie's Dream Foundation hosts a Scholarship Essay Contest for students in three
categories – high school, middle school, and elementary school.
The contest was created in 2016 to help raise awareness about stomach cancer among today's youth and to provide financial
assistance to students. This year, the 2022 Youth Art Contest will take the place of the annual essay contest, which is typically held in the Fall. Instead, the essay contest will resume in the Spring of 2023. Please check back soon for updates.
2021 DDF Scholarship Winners (1)
About DDF’s Scholarship Essay Contest

Debbie’s Dream Foundation’s Scholarship Essay Contest is open to high school, middle school, and elementary school students across the United States. Students are provided an essay prompt to explore how they would help make a difference for stomach cancer patients. A panel of esteemed judges scores submissions based on the provided rubric, and one winner is chosen from each group to receive a scholarship.

Important Dates:

The deadline for the 2021 contest has passed, and the winners have been announced. Congratulations to all of the 2021 winners. This year, the 2022 Youth Art Contest will take the place of the annual essay contest, which is typically held in the Fall. Instead, the essay contest will resume in the Spring of 2023. Please check back soon for updates.

For more information, call 945-475-1200 or email Communications@DebbiesDream.org.

Past Recipients
"So many kids are affected by stomach cancer. I'm so happy that I could participate in something that helped me learn about just how serious this disease is."
- Anneliese Kridle, 2017 High School Winner
"Thank you Debbie's Dream Foundation for your opportunity to help spread the word about stomach cancer to kids."
- Anubhav Mahay, 2017 Middle School Winner
"I'm so happy that Debbie's Dream Foundation picked me to win the scholarship. Thank you DDF!"
- Anuj Mahay, 2017 Elementary School Winner