LEAD Action News
LEAD Action News Volume 14 Number 4, July 2014, ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News (ISSN 1440-0561)
The Journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.
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Volcano Art Prize 2014 and The LEAD Group's Strategy


 An important event that is at the top of our agenda for this edition is the Volcano Art Prize. Those of you who are supporters of The LEAD Group are familiar with this campaign but here's a brief excerpt from our campaign email regarding this year's competition (this message has been sent to all previous entrants of the VAP):

The LEAD Group’s Volcano Art Prize (VAP) is open this year for multiple entries from anyone anywhere in the world. Sponsored by a global environment group and health promotion charity, The LEAD Group Inc, entry to the prize is FREE for children and for adults in non-OECD countries, and only $10 per entry for everyone else.

The Volcano Art Prize has a number of suggested lead-safety themes based around how to be lead-safe and prevent lead exposure, despite lead-containing artists materials, widespread lead contamination of old buildings, and our environment generally. Artists are also welcome to write or choose their own lead-safety message to depict with their image.

Create an image that illustrates a lead-safety message and upload it at www.volcanoartprize.com/submitentry for your chance to win. The artwork can be created using any medium; painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital graphics; Photoshop etc., ceramics, collage, photography, or anything else that takes your fancy. Just scan it if it’s scannable, take a picture if it’s not, or simply save it if it’s a digital work, and head along to the website to upload it. It must be between 1MB and 3MB, rectangular and in landscape-orientation.

This year’s competition also invites very short films as entries – in AVI, MP4 or WMV format and less than 300MB – for the first time.

The competition has a number of prizes including a calendar/catalogue, accession into The LEAD Group’ Art Collection and a cash prize for the Peoples Choice to be decided by Facebook likes. Entries for the competition must be uploaded by Monday August 25, 2014 with a launch of the Art Prize Winners Catalogue / Lead Safe World Calendar 2015 during International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action, Monday 20 to Sunday 26 October 2014.

We would like to extend our invitation to all those reading this article and urge you to get your entry in by the deadline. We are looking forward to seeing your entry and your contribution would help to thrust lead into the spotlight and through creativity we'll be able to garner more attention and create social and political change in the world.

In line with our new strategy and promotion methods, we have updated our strategy and created a strategic plan for FY 2015. For more details about this, please see the editorial below. We hope you'll enjoy this edition of LEAD Action News.


  1. Volcano Art Prize 2014 and The LEAD Group's Strategy
  2. Editorial 
  3. The LEAD Group Strategic Plan FY 2015
  4. 2015 Lead-Safe World Calendar
  5. About the Volcano Art Prize (VAP) 
  6. Lead-Safe World CALENDAR 2015 (Current Entries)
  7. How to Ensure your Rainwater is Lead-Safe Drinking Water
  8. Lead Research/News
    Lead-safety Messages in YouTube Videos from the CEH, USA
  9. Operating Lead Mines in Australia as of January, 2014
  10. Restoration of the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program and 2014 Budget Update
  11. Early Lead Exposure Linked to Dementia
  12. Latest Tweets & Ideas
  13. Free Subscription to e-Newsletter Notifications / Membership & Donation Forms

LEAD Action News vol  14 No 4, Volcano Art Prize 2014 and The LEAD Group's Strategy

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