2014 Eco-Art Contest Winners Named

Mary Nicole Peckham
The title of this artwork submitted by Mary Nicole Peckham is “Trappings”.

The Kentucky Department for Environmental
Protection (DEP) recently honored the winning 2014 Eco-Art Contest high school artists by presenting awards at high schools across Kentucky. Students submitted artwork in categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection and used media types of drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture and photographs.

The winners of the 2014 Eco-Art Contest are Mary Nicole Peckham from Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville; Sarah Jeoung from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington; Danielle McDonnell from Thomas Nelson High School in Bardstown; Madison Mattingly from Atherton High School in Louisville: Adrian Teegarden from Woodford County High School in Versailles and Darby Acree, Lily Tran, Emily Jeter and Lauren Coffey from Metcalfe County High School in Edmonton.

The Eco-Art contest encourages students to express their views on conservation, environmental protection and pollution prevention through various works of art. The contest is administered through the Division of Compliance Assistance’s KY EXCEL program, the state’s environmental leadership program housed within DEP.

Artwork from the 2014 contest winners, along with past years’ winning submissions, will be displayed in the DEP Training Center in Frankfort, where it will be viewed by hundreds of visitors. The artwork can be viewed online at http://tinyurl.com/mdgvb8t.

For more information about the contest, visit http://dca.ky.gov/LGGS/Pages/ecoart.aspx or call the Division of Compliance Assistance toll-free at 800-926-8111.