Reminder – Eco-Art Contest Submissions Due March 15

The deadline for nominations for the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Eco-Art Contest is fast approaching. All nominations must be submitted by COB, March 15, 2013.

This contest, which is open to all Kentucky high school students, provides an opportunity for students statewide to gain recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment, while supporting DEP’s mission to protect the environment.

Multiple awards will be presented to eligible Kentucky high school students who create art using the contest themes or categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection. Students may submit artwork using media types, such as drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture and photographs, with one winner per art type within each category.

All nominations must be sent to envhelp@ky.gov. A digital picture of each artwork nomination must accompany each form submitted. Eligible students include all students enrolled in Kentucky public and private high schools for the 2012–13 academic year. Winners will be notified during Earth Week in April, and winning entries will be displayed in the DEP Training Center at 300 Fair Oaks Lane in Frankfort.

For more information about the Eco-Art Contest and to access a nomination form, visit http://dca.ky.gov/LGGS/Pages/ecoart.aspx or call the Division of Compliance Assistance toll-free at 800-926-8111.

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