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Endangered Species Day Art Contest

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, February 28, 2014

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) is partnering again this year to support the 5th Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art contest, which encourages children to learn about endangered and threatened species, as well as species that are listed by the ANHC and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

Kids: Feature An Endangered Species in Art

Students in kindergarten through grade 12 are encouraged to enter. Art work should highlight one or more land, cave, and/or stream dwelling endangered, threatened, or candidate species found in Arkansas. Entries must be postmarked by April 12, 2014.

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 announced prior to the end of the current school year (May 2014). An overall state winner will be selected as well.
Art will be judged on concept, composition, color, and expression. Each winner will receive a plaque and Acorn Naturalist Gift Card. Gift cards will be awarded in $100, $50, and $25 denominations for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category. The contest’s grand prize winner will receive a $250 Acorn Naturalist Gift Card and a plaque.

For more information about the contest, including entry requirements, visit: You can learn more about Endangered Species Day, Arkansas’ federally endangered, threatened, and candidate species, and view the 2013 contest winners at .

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