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Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery to Sponsor Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest

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Date: September 22, 2011

Winning Artwork to be Featured in Ansel Adams Gallery

Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery are sponsoring a Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest to celebrate the creativity of youth in the Yosemite gateway communities. The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, attending a school or youth program associated with the gateway community school districts of Yosemite National Park. Interested parties should submit artwork and poetry no later than Friday, October 7, 2011.

Artwork or poetry should be original and should communicate a connection to Yosemite's natural or cultural history. Subject matter can focus on wildlife, plants, scenic areas, iconic features, seasonal changes, conservation and protection, or the legacy that Yosemite represents.  

Selected student artwork and poetry will be featured in an exhibit at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley. Students will also be acknowledged at a special awards ceremony on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at The Ansel Adams Gallery from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contest winners will be notified by phone.

For more information, contest guidelines, and entry forms, please call 209-375-9490 or email us.

 

Did You Know?

Tuolumne River

In 1984, 83 miles of the Tuolumne River were added to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System by Congress with an amendment to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This included 54 miles of the river within Yosemite National Park.