2017 Kids Artwork Contest for Annual Park Entrance Pass
Once again, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) is conducting an artwork contest to select an image for the front of the park’s 2017 Annual Park Entrance Pass. The focus of the contest centers around the Every Kid in a Park program, which has the central goal of connecting fourth graders with the great outdoors and inspiring them to become future environmental stewards, ready to preserve and protect national parks and other public lands for years to come. For this reason, the art contest is open to anyone 12 years of age or younger.
Contest entries will be evaluated on originality, creativity and quality. Impartial members of the park staff will choose the winning design. Children of employees of the National Lakeshore or its partners may participate. Entries will be kept anonymous from the judges. All artwork submitted will become the property of the National Park Service for use in web and print publications for the National Lakeshore.
The winner will be announced by mid-November. Prizes for the winning artwork and runner-up will be provided by Eastern National, who partners with the National Lakeshore to operate three bookstores in the park. The winner will also receive a 2017 Annual Park Entrance Pass.
For questions or more information, please contact Paul Purifoy, Revenue and Fee Business Manager, at 231-326-4730.
Every year, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore sells over 11,000 Annual Park Entrance Passes through the fee collection stations located throughout the park. The pass provides free entry for the pass holder and occupants in a single, private non-commercial vehicle. If entry is by foot, bicycle, or organized group not part of a commercial tour, the pass admits the pass holder and three adults (16 years of age or older). Children under 16 are admitted free.