The Time is Now to Enter the Youth Arts in the Parks 2016 Art Contest

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Date: January 28, 2016
Contact: Jodi French-Burr, 304-574-2115

Glen Jean, West Virginia—The Youth Arts in the Parks 2016 Appalachian Spring Wildflower Arts Contest entry deadline is finally here. Local youth artists in grades K –12 from Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, and Summers Counties can turn in their art entries to one of six contest art receiving stations betweenFebruary 1 –7, 2016. Entries by mail will not be accepted. Remember to follow allcontest rules, use the contest entry form, and create art inspired by a wildflower from the contest species list. These details are available online at No entries will be accepted after the February 7, 2016 deadline. All participants will be notified of contest winners by mid-March 2016. Contest winners will receive art awards at a ceremony in April, plus have their works showcased in an April 2016 art exhibit at Tamarack in Beckley and online.

So kids, let your creative nature flow and turn in your entries this week. Join in on this celebration of ecology through art withYouth Arts in the Parks!

Contest art receiving stations (entries acceptedFebruary 1 - 7, 2016ONLY):

  • Divide Elementary School (February 1 –5, 2016 ONLY during regular school hours), Attn: Christy Gill, Propps Ridge Rd., Lookout
  • Liberty High School (February 1 –5, 2016  ONLY during regular school hours), Attn: Tonja Raines, 1700 Coal River Rd., Glen Daniels
  • Woodrow Wilson High School (February 1 –5, 2016  ONLY during regular school hours), Attn: Sandi Shaw, 400 Stanaford Rd., Beckley
  • Nicholas County High School (February 1 –5, 2016  ONLY during regular school hours), Attn: Pam Cox, 30 Grizzly Rd., Summersville
  • National Park Service –Canyon Rim Visitor Center, Attn: Jodi French-Burr, Fayette Mine Rd., Lansing (February 1 –7, 2016 open daily 9:00-5:00)
  • National Park Service –Sandstone Visitor Center, Attn: Dave Bieri, Meadow Creek Rd., Sandstone (February 1 –7, 2016 open daily 9:00-5:00)


Last updated: January 28, 2016

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