Celebrate the International Year of Caves & Karst!
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, in partnership with the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, invites all young artists between the ages of 6-17 to participate in our 5th Annual Youth Poster Contest. This year's theme focuses on aspects of cave & karst environments found within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Springs, disappearing streams, the Grotto, and the plants and animals that use them are all examples of subjects to consider.
Poster contest entries will be accepted until June 1st, 2021.
Download the 2021 poster contest entry form here.
Poster Contest Guidelines
Who can participate?
All youth between the ages of 6 – 17 can submit artwork for the contest. Once submitted, all art work becomes property of the National Park Service and will not be returned to the artist. Submitted art work will be used for educational and promotional uses at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
What should you draw or paint?
Participants can draw or paint a scene that illustrates some aspect of the caves and karst environment within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Springs, disappearing streams, the Grotto, and the plants and animals that use them are all examples of subjects to consider.
What should I use to create my contest submission?
All poster submissions must be on an 8 ½” x 11” poster board or piece of paper. Suggested media can be crayons, pastels, color pencils, markers, pen and ink, or paint.
What can I win?
The winning entry will receive a gift courtesy of the Western National Parks Association plus a certificate of achievement. The winning art will be featured on the 2022 Guadalupe Mountains Annual Park Pass and entered in the national International Year of Cavest and Karst contest. Each age category will also have an honorable mention.
When will judging be held?
A closed judging process will be held at a TBD date after the June 1, 2021 deadline; winners will be contacted after the live judging.
Call 915-828-3251 for more information and details.