Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office

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Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 952-252-0092
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2012 Minnesota Endangered Day Species Youth Art Contest


Karner blue butterfly watercolor painting by Sky Waters.

Karner Blue Butterfly by Sky Waters

Contest Winners Announced!

View the winning entries


We received over 570 entries for the contest. On May 9, five judges evaluated the top 50 entries in each grade category and made the final selections.


The first Minnesota Endangered Species Youth Art Contest (2012) is held in conjunction with and to support Endangered Species Day - a day to celebrate our nation’s wildlife and wild places. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to learn about and to actively show support for endangered species conservation. The art contest is an integral part of celebrating Endangered Species Day, May 18, 2012


The Minnesota Endangered Species Youth Art Contest provides students with an opportunity to learn about endangered and threatened species in their state, and to express their knowledge and support for conservation through art work. This contest is organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office.  It is the first of what we plan to be an annual youth art contest. The deadline for submitting entries to the contest was April 20, 2012.


Contest Rules and Guidelines


Contest Entry Form (1-page PDF)


Contest Announcement Fliers

Black and White (1-page PDF)

Color (1-page PDF)


Eligible Species


Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)


Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)


Whooping crane (Grus americanus)


Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka)


Higgins eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsii)


Winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa)


Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)


Leedy's roseroot (Rhodiola integrifolia ssp. leedyi


Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans)


Prairie bush-clover (Lespedeza leptostachya)


Western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara)




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Last updated: February 11, 2016