Art can make a huge impact on the community. Art exhibits can bring an issue to the forefront. The gift of art can bring joy to the heart and face of the recipient. Donating proceeds from the sale of art is a wonderful way of impacting many levels of the community. If you have questions about how to participate, contact your Division Director.
NCAEA encourages our teachers and students to participate in community outreach through art. Events we are officially participating in are:
ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY
DATE: January 9, 2013
TO: Art Education Association Directors/Staff–Sandra, Juline, Aimee
FROM: David Robinson, Endangered Species Day Director
SUBJ: Art Educators Encouraged to Have Students Participate in the 2013 Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest
We encourage you to share the following information about the 2013 Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest with your association members, via e-mails or website notices. It can be promoted in combination with Youth Art Month.
Teachers/Others Encouraged to Participate in Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest
The 2013 Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest provides students from kindergarten to high school with an opportunity to learn about endangered species and express their knowledge and support through artwork. It is an integral part of the 8th annual national Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013. Young artists who are home schooled and members of youth groups are also eligible to submit their art. Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2013.
The contest can be included as a Youth Art Month activity.
Last year, more than 2,200 students from schools throughout the country participated in the Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest. Our panel of judges was especially impressed with the creativity and quality of their entries. We expect an even greater turnout this year.
The Endangered Species Day Art Contest will be judged by a prestigious panel of artists, photographers and conservationists. Winners will be chosen in four categories: K-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12 and will receive award plaques and art supplies. In addition, one grand prize winner will be honored with their name engraved on a special trophy designed by a gifted young artist and also be recognized at a reception in Washington, D.C. in May, 2013. The grand prize winner will also receive an art lesson from well known marine artist Wyland (via Skype).Teachers can provide all students width a Certificate of Participation (available for downloading/printing).
An Endangered Species Day Art Contest lesson plan is available for teachers’ classroom use (visit www.endangeredspeciesday.org)
The Youth Art Contest is organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Endangered Species Coalition, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Child Art Foundation.
I have included the contest guidelines (below) and a sample entry form, which must accompany all submissions. Contest guidelines and other information are also available at: www.endangeredspeciesday.org Please let me know if you have any questions (email@example.com).
We look forward to receiving your students’ artwork.
David Robinson, Director
Endangered Species Day
Celebrate the 8th annual national Endangered Species Day–May 17, 2013 (www.endangeredspeciesday.org).