Voyageurs National Park Announces the Ninth Annual Kids Art Contest
Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670
Kids Art Contest:
First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in four age groups based on creativity, skill, and theme portrayal. The age groups are pre-school through kindergarten, first through second grade, third through fourth grade, and fifth through sixth grade.
For all age groups, artwork should be no smaller than 8 x 10 inches and no larger than 18 x 24 inches. Please write the child's name, grade, school, teacher, and family contact information on the back of each entry.
All art entries will be on display at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. The park will host an awards ceremony from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center to celebrate National Park Week (April 21-29, 2012). Fun activities for the whole family are planned around the awards ceremony. Artwork may be picked up after the awards ceremony at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center.
Prizes for the art contest are provided by the Friends of Voyageurs National Park (FVNP).
To enter the contest, drop off artwork at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, or mail entries to:
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Did You Know?
You can view yellow and showy ladyslipper orchids outside of the Kabetogama Visitor Center in Voyageurs National Park. Blooms typically occur in late spring or early summer. Call ahead for details.