Please share the following information with your science, language arts and visual arts teachers.
The Louisiana Department and Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission invite your students to participate our annual Environmental Awareness Student Art and Language Arts Contest. This annual event provides an opportunity for science, language arts and visual arts teachers to incorporate environmental studies into their regular classroom curriculm, and provide students with cash awards and community-wide recognition for their painting, drawing or story.
This year's theme is "Biodiversity in Our World."
Louisiana students ages 5-18 are invited to submit visual or written work centered around the theme. Entries will be judged; winners will receive a cash prize and be featured in our 2016 calendar.
The categories for each entry type are:
Group 1: Contestants ages 5-7
Group 2: Contestants ages 8-10
Group 3: Contestants ages 11-13
Group 4: Contestants ages 14-18
We have extended the contest deadline to May 2, 2015 to allow more teachers and students to participate. Winners only will be notified by email no later than Friday, May 15, 2015. The list of winners for all categories will be posted on the LEEC website.
Prizes awarded to winners in each category:
First Place: $200
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $75
First place winners in each category will also have their artwork appear on a billboard in their community or have their story published in their local newspaper.
Find more information and contest rules at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/louisianas-environmental-awareness-student-art-language-arts-contest.