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Student artists wanted for Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 28, 2019

The 10th Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest is seeking submissions from Arkansas’s K-12 students. The competition, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Arkansas Field Office, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), and the ANHC, encourages children to learn about endangered and threatened species, as well as species listed as of Greatest Conservation Need in the AGFC’s Arkansas Wildlife Action Plan.

Endangered Species Day (ESD), observed on May 17, 2019, is a celebration of our nation’s wildlife and wild places. Started in 2006 by the U.S. Congress, ESD recognizes and encourages national efforts to save America’s endangered species and their habitats.

Classes, schools, or school districts can send as many entries as they would like – however, each student can only enter one piece of art. Homeschool students are also encouraged to participate.

The deadline for submissions is April 6, 2019. For more information, including rules, judging criteria, and species biographies, visit the contest website at www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/esdaycontest.html. Last year’s winning entries can be viewed at www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/esdaywinners2018.html .

Photos: Above left -- 2018 first place winner, 3rd-6th grade category, Michealangelo Montez, Arkansas School for the Deaf.

Bottom left -- 2018 overall winner, Esteban Saavedra, Clinton High School.



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