Draw Balto the Dog!

A diphtheria epidemic broke out in Nome, Alaska, in 1925. Many lives were saved when medicine, carried by dogsled over hundreds of kilometres under very harsh conditions, arrived to Nome. Balto was the lead dog on the last relay team, and he became wildly famous and popular afterwards. The Norwegian Polar Institute is making an exhibition about Balto and the other sled dogs from the serum run.

Drawing of wolf

Illustration: Kaisa, 12 years

Drawing of wolf

Illustration: Kaisa, 12 years

Draw Balto or one of the other sled dogs that helped save the people of Nome and send your drawing to:

Norsk Polarinstitutt
Bildearkivet
Framsenteret
9296 Tromsø
NORWAY

Or e-mail it to:


Write your name, age, postal address and e-mail address on the back.
Deadline: 1 March 2012

The drawings will be exhibited in the library of the Norwegian Polar Institute.

Read more about the serum run and about Balto and the other sled dogs here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/serum_run_to_Nome
http://www.baltostruestory.net/