Know any budding Picassos or Georgia O’Keeffes?
Tell them to grab their art supplies and enter the 2012 Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest! They’ll need to use their creativity to visually portray one or more land- and/or ocean-dwelling endangered species—animal or plant—found in the United States.
The contest is open to all K-12 students and entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2012.
A prestigious panel of artists, photographers, and conservationists will judge the entries. Winners will be chosen in four categories: K-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12, along with one overall national winner. Complete rules for the contest can be found on the Endangered Species Day website.
Some of last year’s semi-finalists include:
[Coho Salmon] by Gordon Li of California