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Voyageurs National Park Announces the Ninth Annual Kids Art Contest

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Date: February 22, 2012
Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670

 

Kids Art Contest:
Voyageurs National Park is proud to announce the 9th Annual Kids Art Contest in honor of National Park Week. Children from pre-school through sixth grade are invited to enter the contest by creating a new painting or drawing that illustrates the theme:
WILD about Voyageurs National Park

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:
Kids Art Contest
Voyageurs National Park
360 Highway 11 East
International Falls, MN 56649
   The deadline to enter the contest is Monday, April 2, 2012.


National Park Week is proclaimed each year by the President of the United States to recognize and celebrate our national parks. America's National Park System contains living examples of some of the best things our nation has to offer-magnificent natural landscapes and places that reflect our heritage.

 

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Did You Know?

Grey Precambrian schist with bands of white quartz, NPS

The rocks you see at Voyageurs National Park are older than those found at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.