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Art and conservation writing contest open to students

Theme is ‘The Wild Side of Kentucky’

FRANKFORT Ky. (Sept. 1, 2015) — The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, in partnership with the Kentucky Farm Bureau, is accepting submissions for the 2015 Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contest, open to students. The theme is “The Wild Side of Kentucky.”

KACD LOGOThe contest asks participants to use a wildlife theme to create art and essays to promote good wildlife conservation practices. County, area and state winners will be chosen through the local conservation districts.

“The contest is a great opportunity to learn more about wildlife in the commonwealth,” said Kimberly Richardson, director of the Kentucky Division of Conservation. “Students can learn more about the habitats and lives of Kentucky’s wildlife and will have a reason to go outside and observe for themselves.”

Entries should be submitted to the student’s school. School winners will be chosen and submitted to the conservation district before Dec. 1.

State and area winners will be honored at the 2016 Kentucky Conservation Committee’s Biodiversity Day by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. State, area and county winners will receive a monetary award from Kentucky Farm Bureau and recognition from their local conservation districts.