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Voyageurs National Park Announces the Tenth Annual Kids Art Contest

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Date: February 19, 2013
Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670

Voyageurs National Park is proud to announce the 10th 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:

Enjoy the View!

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 pm on Saturday, April 27, at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center to celebrate National Park Week (April 22–26). Fun activities for the whole family are planned around the awards ceremony. Artwork may be picked up after the ceremony at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center.

Prizes for the art contest are provided by the Friends of Voyageurs National Park (FVNP) and Jefferson National Parks Association (JNPA).

To enter the contest, drop off artwork at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm, 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 1, 2013.

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.

Did You Know?

A metal wheel from the mining activities on Little American Island.

Remnants of mining activity, like the one you see here, can still be seen on Little American Island.