Submit your children’s ‘Art from the Heart’ to honor front-line workers

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A special thank you to essential workers during the COVID pandemic in Georgia from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Includes a cartoon by Mike Luckovich

Credit: AJC

With front-line workers continuing to go above and beyond the call of duty amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Cox Enterprises are calling on some of the youngest in the community to help honor them.

"Art from the Heart: Kids Thank the Front Lines" is a campaign calling on children ages 13 and under to create drawings that celebrate, salute and thank the dedicated metro Atlanta professionals continuing to work amid these times.

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“As the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep us in our homes, we know that many of you are occupied with juggling home schooling, work and all the normal demands of life,” AJC editor Kevin Riley said in a statement. “We know that keeping kids occupied remains a challenge, so The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wants to give youngsters the opportunity to express their creativity and gratitude to those who are serving our community and keeping us safe through ‘Art from the Heart.’”

Submissions are open now through June 1 and readers are invited to have their children and grandchildren honor everyone from first responders to train and bus drivers, grocery store clerks, plumber and airline workers along with anyone else they wish to celebrate.

The heartfelt pieces of art will be published on and in a special keepsake section of the newspaper later this summer.

Fill out the form here and upload a JPG or JPEG image under 10 megabytes of original art from your child or grandchild. Click here for terms and conditions and be sure to check out this gallery for artwork submitted by AJC employees.

Please email if you have any questions about Art from the Heart.