Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Art Contest For Kids

I thought I'd pass this on to any kids out there who are interested in art (or parents who are interested for them!)

IGES 11th Annual Art Contest for Children in Grades 2-4

*    Theme: "Polar Exploration: Going to Extremes!"
*    Entries due: Nov. 10, 2006

If you think the North and South poles are boring, lifeless places that
have no impact on your life, think again.

The planet's northern (Arctic) and southern (Antarctic) polar areas are
teeming with plants, animals and even people. Polar bears and penguins
aside, these icy regions at opposite ends of the globe are important
pieces in Earth's climate system.

An art contest for grades 2-4 challenges students to pick a polar
region, explore it and then draw a picture showing what they learned.
This is the 11th annual art contest held by the Institute for Global
Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Arlington, Va. The contest supports
national science education standards for grades K-4.

The winning artist will receive a $250 savings bond, and his or her
artwork will be printed as the 2006 IGES holiday card. Second- and
third-place winners receive a $100 and $50 savings bond, respectively.
Artwork will be judged by a panel of artists and IGES staff members.

Entries are due Nov. 10, 2006.

This year's theme -- Polar Exploration: Going to Extremes! -- relates to
the upcoming 2007-2008 International Polar Year (IPY), a coordinated
effort by the international science community to learn more about the
roles of the polar regions in global processes. IPY will also serve as a
mechanism to attract and develop a new generation of scientists and
engineers with the versatility to tackle complex global issues.

For more information, including contest rules and entry form, fun polar
facts, lesson plans, and a listing of recommended books, movies and Web
sites, please visit: