"How can lessons from the past shape our decisions for the future?
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the park is hosting an art contest for local fourth grade classes. This art contest is in conjunction with a classroom lesson highlighting the different periods of Golden Gate’s history. Using the essential question, "How can lessons from the past shape our decisions for the future?”, students will learn about the park’s rich and complex history. The artwork will be an opportunity for students to use their knowledge from the lesson plan and showcase their vision for the next 50 years.
The contest is ONLY open to 4th grade classrooms located in the Bay Area. Entries will be judged based on originality, creativity, and how well the submission addresses the contest theme. NOTE: You may only submit one piece of art per classroom.
Step 1: Completed registration form emailed to email@example.com no later than January 15th, 2023. Classes MUST register first to be considered.
Step 4: A digital copy of the artwork must be RECEIVED by January 28th, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include 3-5 sentences in your email describing your artwork.
The class artwork should focus on the art contest theme “Next 50 Years of Golden Gate” and include some depiction of components of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. One of the largest urban parks in the world, GGNRA welcomes over 17 million visitors a year. It protects various places such as Muir Woods, Alcatraz Island, Crissy Field, the Marin Headlands, Fort Point NHS, and Rancho Corral de Tierra. Some examples of features you might include:
The artwork has to be an original drawing or sketch made ONLY with the following mediums: pencils, pens, colored pencils, crayons, markers, and construction paper. No photoshop, digital art, or other mediums allowed. You may depict 3D scences, but all submitted artwork must be 2D and flat. No copyright images or text (i.e. logos, Disney characters, etc). Please be mindful of depictions that could portray people in a negative and inaccurate manner. No parent or guardian help allowed.
To help you get started on your class’s vision for the next 50 years, here are some questions:
* Please Refer to the Lesson Plan
Each piece must be original, authentic, unpublished, the sole property of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest. The artwork will be judged by a panel of park staff on originality, creativity, quality, imagination, and relevance to the theme.
Last updated: January 11, 2023