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Glacier National Park and the Glacier National Park Conservancy announce the winners of the recent annual park pass artwork contest.
Turner Haugen, a 7th grade student with the Stumptown Art Studio in Whitefish, submitted the winning entry. His image of the Going-to-the-Sun Road and wildlife will be on the 2016 Glacier National Park Annual Park Pass. This pass will be available in January 2016 and approximately 14,000 passes will be issued during the year.
The art contest was open to students in grades 6-12. This year’s entries were judged on the use of color, design, and accuracy of a scene that displays the majesty of Glacier National Park in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.
“Our annual art contest engages youth with the Glacier National Park, and offers an opportunity to improve stewardship and understanding of the cultural and natural resources in the park,” said Superintendent of Glacier National Park Jeff Mow. He said, “This year’s art submissions displayed both creativity and a strong appreciation for Glacier’s landscapes and wildlife.”
Alysha Ward, twelfth grade student at Glacier High School, and Tara Seager, tenth grade student at Glacier High School, were recognized for second and third place respectively. All three winners will receive a gift certificate from the Glacier National Park Conservancy that can be redeemed at any Glacier National Park Conservancy sales outlet or their online store.
Mark Preiss, Glacier National Park Conservancy President and CEO, said, “As we look forward to the Centennial celebration of the National Park Service, this art contest is a great way to connect the next generation of Glacier stewards to the park” He added, “We received over 30 submissions, each uniquely representing what Glacier National Park means to them.”
The winning artwork will be available to view on the park’s website, www.nps.gov/glac by clicking on the “Kids & Youth” section.
The Glacier National Park Conservancy is an official partner of Glacier National Park. The Conservancy’s goal is to generate financial support for the park through private fundraising and philanthropic activities, and operation of the bookstores within Glacier National Park.