Warren County Conservation District Hosting Art Contest

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The Warren County Conservation District is holding an art contest for students grades K-12 titled “Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities.”

The artwork must be an original creation by the student and cannot be traced from photographs or other published works. Artwork no larger than 8 ½ x 11 and on card stock must be done in pencil, crayon, colored pencil, marker, charcoal or pen. The theme (Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities) must be located on the artwork. Be sure to put extra thought into the following characteristics as these are the criteria that will be used to judge the artwork: Conservation Message – 50%, Visual Effectiveness – 30%, Originality – 10% and Universal Appeal – 10%.  

Remember to label the back of the submission with your name, address, phone number, and grade.  Contest Age Groups are as follows: Kindergarten – 2nd grade, 3rd – 5th, 6th – 8th, and 9th – 12th.  

Artwork will be accepted at the Warren County Conservation District (4000 Conewango Ave in Warren) until March 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm. The artwork will be judged on April 5, 2021 after the close of business. Prizes provided by the Warren County Visitor’s Bureau will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group.  Winning entrants will be notified of the results on April 7, 2021.

All entrants need to pick up their artwork between April 21- 23, if not picked up the artwork will become property of Warren County Conservation District. Additionally, by submitting this entry, you are stating that you are the owner of the artwork and that you give Warren County Conservation District permission to use your artwork without restrictions now or in the future.

In addition to the formal judging there will be one People’s Choice ribbon awarded in each age group. Members of the public are welcomed to stop by the Warren County Conservation District building at during work hours (8:00am – 4:30pm) to vote for their favorite piece of artwork. Please wear a mask upon entrance to the building.

So gather your paint, line up your pencils, collect your brushes and other art utensils, and create a work of art to share with your community.