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The DNR encourages youth to participate in art contest

Join the environmental justice league!

Join the Environmental Justice League! The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) features its 2023 Art Contest with a superhero-inspired theme. Youngsters can create their own artwork that represents their visions of environmental justice in action.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) defines environmental justice as “fair treatment for all people.” Everyone deserves healthy living spaces, safety from environmental dangers, and a chance to participate in their communities.

Students in grades K-12 are asked to participate in this year’s contest which will include cash prizes. Winners will have their art displayed in the Natural Resources Building and on the DNR website. The contest will be split into four categories according to grade level (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12).

The contest has approved all mediums of art including and not limited to collage, paintings, drawings, and digital.

Need ideas on how to help the environment? Take a look at the contest flier. Ideas canbe as simple as how to separate the trash into recyclables, planting trees, or taking a nature walk.

The submission due date for the contest is at 9 p.m. on April 18, 2023. The winners will be announced on April 27, 2023.

Anyone is welcome to vote for their favorite piece of artwork which starts at 11 a.m. on April 19, 2023 and ends at 5 p.m. on April 26, 2023. Further information on their rules and regulations for the contest can be found here.

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