Deadline Feb. 17, 2017
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2016) — The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting nominations through Feb. 17, 2017 for the 2016–17 EcoART Contest. The contest, which is in its eighth year, provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment. Used as a tool for environmental education, art supports DEP’s mission to protect and conserve Kentucky’s environment.
Multiple awards will be presented to eligible Kentucky high school students who create art that addresses at least one of the these themes that emphasize Kentucky’s environment:
- Air – Keeping the air we breathe clean and safe.
- Water – Protecting our precious water supply by preventing pollutants from entering the waterways and by conserving this natural resource.
- Land and natural habitats – Respecting the state’s wildlife and its diverse habitat and ensuring clean soil for our food supply.
Student artists may create art in several media types, including, drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture/pottery and photography, and digital artwork. A winner for each submitted art media type and each environmental theme will be awarded.
All nominations must be sent via email only to [email protected]. A digital picture of each artwork nomination must accompany each form submitted. Eligible students include all students enrolled in Kentucky public and private high schools or homeschooled for the 2016–17 academic year. Winners will be notified in March, and winning entries will be displayed in the DEP Office Building in Frankfort.
For more information about the EcoART Contest and to access a nomination form, visit http://dca.ky.gov/LGGS/Pages/ecoart.aspx or call the Division of Compliance Assistance at 502-564-0323.