Artwork Needed for DSCC Greeting Card Contest

July 3rd, 2019

Original drawings will be featured in DSCC’s new collection of greeting cards.

Calling Illinois artists of all ages!

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) is seeking artwork for our collection of greeting cards. The cards will be sent to our participants, providers and community partners.

Who is eligible?

The contest is open to Illinois residents of all ages. Artists can choose any or all of the six greeting card templates and illustrate what each theme means to them. Creativity is encouraged!

Each template is two pages and includes a release for parents and/or youth ages 18 and older to sign. A signed release must be submitted with the artwork in order to be entered into the contest.

You may click on each template link below to print them out and personalize:

You may also call DSCC at (800) 322-3722 to have templates sent to your home.

How to submit:

Artwork and a signed release should be submitted to DSCC by Sept. 15, 2019.

Mail to:

UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children
3135 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704
Attention: Amanda Simhauser


If you are a DSCC participant, you can give contest submissions to your Care Coordinator.

Selection process:

Each submitted drawing will be posted on DSCC’s Facebook page .

Drawings that receive the most “likes” by Oct. 15, 2019, will be considered for the greeting cards. Be sure to visit our page, vote and share!

The greeting cards will be given away for promotional purposes and will not be sold. Winners will have a set of greeting cards mailed to the address provided.

DSCC 2019 Calendar Contest Winners Announced

November 29th, 2018

DSCC 2019 promotional calendar cover featuring three stick figure children's drawings

New promotional calendar features artwork from 15 young artists from across the state.

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) is excited to announce the winners of our 2019 Kids’ Art Calendar Contest.

The calendar features drawings from 15 artists ranging in age from 5 to 19. The calendar theme is based on DSCC’s mission to “Partner, Help, Connect.”

Illinois youth up to age 21 were invited to select any or all of the Partner, Help and Connect templates and illustrate what each theme means to them.

The 12 submitted drawings that received the most “likes” on DSCC’s Facebook page were chosen for each month of the calendar. They are:

Child's drawing of a person and tree

Artist Harlee, age 7


Child's drawing of herself and her sister with complex medical needs

Artist: Neena, age 9


Child's drawing of a heart, star and puzzle pieces

Artist: Emma, age 13


Child's drawing of two cats

Artist: Tia, age 10

Teen's drawing of a teddy bear and bed

Artist: Joshua, age 19

Child's drawing of two people with a heart

Artist: Ada, age 7

Child's drawing of two girls walking down a path

Artist: Meridith, age 10

Child's drawing of a stick figure family

Artist: Hudson, age 5

Teen's drawing of hands holding a paper doll chain

Artist: Brigette, age 18

Child's drawing of a heart and people holding hands

Artist: Scarlett, age 12

Child's drawing of Native American giving corn to a Pilgrim

Artist: Bailey, age 10

Child's drawing of stick figures holding hands around the Earth

Artist Hayden, age 11

Additionally, the next three drawings that received the most likes were selected for the calendar cover. They are:

Teen's stick figure drawing of a doctor and patient with a heart

Artist: Hailey, age 13

Child's stick figure drawing of a girl holding a heart

Artist Brook, age 6

Child's drawing of a stick figure family linked to different supports

Artist: Ada, age 11

A big thank you to all of the young artists who participated in the contest! Our staff was very impressed with the quality of work and creativity shown.

To see all of the contest entries, visit our contest submission photo album on Facebook.