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Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest
Deadline: April 3, 2020
The 11th Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest provides students an opportunity to learn about endangered, threatened, and at-risk species. Students can express their knowledge, creativity, and support through art work. This contest is organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Arkansas Ecological Services Field Office, the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission.
Endangered Species Day is a celebration of our nation’s wildlife and wild places. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to learn about endangered species. The art contest is an integral part of celebrating Endangered Species Day, May 15, 2020.
Your class, school, or district can enter as many entries as you'd like! However, we ask that each student only enter one piece of art. Homeschoolers are also welcome to enter artwork.
The entry deadline for this contest is Friday, April 3, 2020. Entries must be postmarked or emailed by April 6th.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lombardi at (501) 513-4488 or email@example.com
Artwork must highlight one or more endangered, threatened, candidate, or federal at-risk species (i.e., mammal, bird, fish, invertebrate, amphibian, plant) found in Arkansas. The list of appropriate species can be found on the left. Click the following hyperlinks for printable lists of appropriate federally listed species and at-risk species in Arkansas.
Visit our Species Info page to learn more about each species in Arkansas.
Entry Requirements (PDF)
Categories and Judging
Winners will be chosen in four categories: K-Grade 2, Grades 3-6, Grades 7-9, and Grades 10-12. First, second, and third place winners will be selected from each category, and one overall winner will be chosen.
Each winner will receive a plaque and gift card to Blick Art Materials.
Contest entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges, including artists and conservationists. Contest winners will be notified prior to the end of the current school year (early May).
Art will be judged on the basis of:
Entries must be postmarked or emailed by April 3, 2020. Your class, school, or district can enter as many entries as you'd like! However, we ask that each student only enter one piece of art.
Scanned entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical entries should be sent to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
ATTN: Endangered Species Day Art Contest
110 South Amity Road, Suite 300
Conway, AR 72032
Direct questions to Melissa Lombardi at (501) 513-4472 or email@example.com
General submissions will not be returned to schools or participants. Though the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will attempt to treat all submitted work with the utmost care, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur during the sending of entries through the mail. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will have permission to use art work for non-profit educational purposes.
Arkansas Field Office