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Kids Art Contest to Raise Awareness for Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Art Contest

Kids can learn about and help raise awareness for Endangered Species Day through art contest

Parents, teachers and scout leaders tell your kids to start their drawing engines and participate in the annual Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other conservation organizations. The art contest is an integral part of the eighth annual national Endangered Species Day, celebrated on May 17, 2013.

Who Can Participate and Entry Deadline

Students from kindergarten to high school have an opportunity to learn about threatened and endangered species, and express their knowledge and support of Endangered Species Day through their artwork. Young artists who are home schooled and participate in youth groups are also eligible to submit their art. Previous winners have come from California, Minnesota, New Jersey, Louisiana and as far away as Alaska. Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2013.

The International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) will select the 40 semifinalists from thousands of entries. It takes empathy, direct action and awareness to prevent the extinction of endangered species. Art can certainly play an important role. The Youth Art Contest is an ideal platform to engage the next generation.

Prize Information for Kids Art Contest

Winners will be chosen in four categories: K-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12, and will receive plaques and art supply gift packs. In addition, one grand prize winner will be honored with their name engraved on a special trophy and receive a round-trip flight to Washington, D.C. with one guardian to attend a reception in May. The grand prize winner will also receive art supplies and a special art lesson (via Skype) from Wyland, the artist.

Where to Get More Info.

The Youth Art Contest is organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Endangered Species Coalition, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Child Art Foundation. For more information, including judging criteria and an entry form, visit

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit Connect with our Facebook page at, follow us on Twitter at, watch our YouTube Channel at and download photos from our Flickr page at

Image provided by Endangered Species Coalition
Image Info: Woodland Caribou by Sky Waters (Grades 3-5) – See more of last year’s entries

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