Calling all young artists

Calling all young artists

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UI Children's Hospital looking for young self-portraits for Herky on Parade
Undecorated Herky statuesUndecorated Herky statues arrive ready for artists—including Iowa kids who'll contribute drawings for a piece sponsored by the UI Children's Hospital. Photo courtesy of Herky on Parade.

University of Iowa Children’s Hospital is calling on all young artists for help in a new project launching this spring.

UI Children’s Hospital is sponsoring a Herky on Parade and is asking children 18 and under to submit artwork to be used as part of the hospital’s Herky.

Herky on Parade logo

“The UI Children’s Hospital Herky will reflect that this is the children’s hospital for the entire state of Iowa,” says Cheryl Hodgson, marketing manager for UI Children’s Hospital. Last year, UI Children’s Hospital cared for 57,872 patients representing every county in Iowa and nearly every state in the United States.

Young artists interested in submitting a self-portrait should follow the project guidelines:

  • Use a white piece of paper no larger than 8.5” by 11”.
  • Do not use/attach any three dimensional materials.
  • Include your first name, age, and hometown.
  • Those unable to draw can submit a hand- or footprint.
  • All artwork becomes the property of UI Children’s Hospital and cannot be returned.

All entries must be received by Feb. 28.

Entries may be mailed to:

University of Iowa Health Care Marketing and Communications

Herky on Parade

200 Hawkins Dr, W319GH

Iowa City, IA 52242

This is the second Herky UI Children’s Hospital has created. “Super Herky” was created for the first Herky on Parade in 2004, and is currently on display at the UI Sports Medicine building.

For more information about Herky on Parade, visit the Herky on Parade website.


Molly Rossiter, UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, 319-356-7127


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