COVID-19 Heroes Campaign Art Contest

COVID-19 Heroes Campaign Art Contest

Call to Artists and Illustrators: $7,500 Commission



The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation is hosting an art contest and invites you to submit your entry for consideration. 

The selected artist will receive a $7,500 commission to capture in a painted art piece pharmacists’ and pharmacy teams’ engagement within various COVID-19 response activities across the health care system and within communities. The final piece will be framed and installed at the APhA Headquarters Building, home of America’s pharmacists, on the national mall in Washington, DC.  



"Contributions of the Pharmacy Team During COVID-19"

Depictions of the theme could extend to individuals such as survivors or victims, front line workers and volunteers, including pharmacists, student pharmacists, technicians and others. It can also extend to such entities as vaccine manufacturers, distributors, logistics organizations, government agencies, and the various types of practices pharmacists provide care within including community pharmacies, health systems, long-term care, and others.

  • See examples of current paintings displayed at the APhA Headquarters Building and read more about the role of the pharmacy team during COVID-19 to help you develop your concept sketch.


The APhA Foundation is the home of the images, “Great Moments in Pharmacy,” by the artist, Robert Thom, which depict the accomplishments of the apothecaries and their predecessors in ancient civilizations and the emergence of pharmacy in the Americas. The entire Robert Thom art collection is on permanent display in the Art Gallery of the APhA headquarters building. A reflective walk through the gallery reminds every visitor of the critical patient care role pharmacists have held over time.





The APhA Foundation art contest is open to anyone at least 18 years old and living in the United States. Limit of one entry per applicant.

Your entry must be original in concept, design, and execution, not have been previously published, produced, or sold, and not violate any U.S. copyright laws. You may only submit your own artwork that you, personally created. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than you is a violation of the contest rules and will not be accepted.




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The COVID-19 Heroes Campaign art contest and painting commission is made possible by sponsorship support from Dr. Cynthia J. Boyle and Dr. Raymond C. Love. We express our sincere thanks to Cynthia and Ray for their generous contribution to the campaign and support of the APhA Foundation.