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Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

By Nancy Walkup, posted on Sep 11, 2018

Elementary, middle, and high school teachers and their students are encouraged to participate in the Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, an integral part of the 14th annual Endangered Species Day, celebrated on and around May 17, 2019.

Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest—Entries due March 1, 2019.

Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife and wild places.  The Youth Art Contest provides K-12 students with an opportunity to learn about endangered species and express their knowledge and support through artwork. Young artists who are home schooled and participate in youth groups are also eligible to submit their art. More than 1,500 young artists from throughout the country entered the 2018 contest.

Entries to the Saving Endangered Species Youth Art contest must be submitted by March 1, 2019. A prestigious panel of artists, photographers and conservationists will judge the artwork. Winners will be chosen in four categories: K-Grade 2, Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8 and Grades 9–12, and will receive plaques and art supply gift packs from Chartpak, Inc. In addition, one grand prize winner will be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. in May 2019 and also receive a special art lesson from a professional artist.

The Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest is organized by the Endangered Species Coalition.

Visit for more information, including complete contest guidelines, an art lesson plan, and the 2018 contest winners’ and semi-finalists’ artwork. If you have any questions, contact David Robinson, Endangered Species Day Director