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2012 Minnesota Endangered Species Youth Art Contest


Winners Announced!

Our first art contest was a huge success. Thank you, students, for sending us your beautiful and evocative entries. Thank you also, parents and teachers, who encouraged your students to participate and share their love of art and nature.


Our panel of 5 judges included two art teachers from the Perpich Center for Art Education, Aaron Anderson and Karen Monson; Perpich high school student, Enny Kong; naturalist interpreter from the Lowry Nature Center, Laurel Sundberg; and naturalist interpreter from the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Mara Koenig. Thank you! We appreciate your time and enthusiasm.


Here are the winning entries (click on images for a larger PDF version).


Grand Prize Winner


Grand Prize winning entry of Karner Blue Butterfly by Sky Waters

Karner Blue Butterfly
by Sky Waters


First Place Winners





Topeka shiner painting in torn recycled magazine pieces.



Topeka Shiner by
Ethan Ratz

Whooping crane painting in watercolor and pastel.


Whooping Crane by

Jane Oh

Topeka shiner painting in watercolor.


Topeka shiner by

Reese Marks

Whooping crane painting in oil pastel.


Whooping Crane by

Corynn Chan



Second Place Winners





crayon/watercolor painting of Topeka Shiner


Topeka Shiner by
Jacob Wills

dark pencil drawing of Topeka Shiner


Topeka Shiner by

Isaiah Dryburgh

colored pencil painting of Topeka Shiner


Topeka Shiner by

Chase Olson

colored pencil/pencil/watercolor painting of Canada Lynx


Canada Lynx by

Paige Miller



Third Place Winners





watercolor painting of Piping Plover

Piping Plover by
Josiah Chan

colored pencil drawing of Higgins eye


Higgins Eye Pearlymussel by

Madison Benson

acrylic painting of Whooping Crane

Whooping Cranes by

Kao Soua Yang

Minnesota endangered species painting.


Minnesota Endangered Species by

Karina Orillo



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Last updated: February 11, 2016