The art and the health contest was held for ten consecutive years from 1991 to 2001. It was organized by the NGO involving the IPSS (today EsSalud). All prizes and incentives were auspices of third, managed by these institutions.

The competition aims to raise awareness for not to use drugs and against drug dependency, especially in youth. We also sought to motivate the artist of the region, so that the winners were recognized in public in Tacna and Moquegua and were worthy of pecuniary awards, medals and certificates of merit.

All participants were able to communicate their positive eelings for human values throught their art, even leaving aside the apathy, which is very fond of drugs.