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Date: August 28, 2014

Winning Artwork will be Featured in Ansel Adams Gallery

Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery announce the fourth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest celebrates the creativity of youth in the Yosemite gateway communities.  The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth programs within the gateway community school districts of Yosemite National Park. This year the contest will expand to include students in Sonora, Bishop, and Mammoth Lakes, California. Students should submit artwork and poetry no later thanFriday, October 3, 2014.

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

Student artwork and poetry selected will be featured in an exhibit at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley.  Students will also be recognized and acknowledged at a special awards ceremony on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Ansel Adams Gallery from12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contest winners will be notified by phone.

For more information, contest guidelines, and entry forms, please call 209-375-9505 or email yose_education@nps.gov.

Yosemite Conservancy provides support for this student inspired project.

Did You Know?

Merced River in Yosemite Valley

The Merced River was designated a National Wild and Scenic River in 1987. Eighty-one miles of river runs through Yosemite National Park, including a stretch in Yosemite Valley.