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Iowa Kids "Take It Outside" with Iowa DNR Art Contest
Posted: 03/18/2014
More than 1,800 Iowa K-12 students participated in this year’s Iowa Department of Natural Resource’s “Take It Outside” art contest. Entries featured children enjoying their favorite natural places in Iowa – from prairies and forests to lakes and streams.

 

From hiking, fishing, hunting, reading under a tree to bird watching, lying in the grass, and climbing trees – this year’s participants showed us the wonderful ways they like to enjoy Iowa’s natural resources.

Schools were asked to submit posters in the following categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. All categories were for original hand-drawn artwork. Winners were selected based on portrayal of theme, creative expression, originality, visual appeal, and artistic merit.

 
Individual winners (by category):
Category I: Grades K-2
1st Place – Emma F., Homeschool
1st Place – Ethan H., Homeschool
Best Use of Color – Krystal W., Benton Community Schools

 

Category II: Grades 3-5
1st Place – Nathan P., Mid-Prairie HSAP
Best Use of Theme – Rebecca U., Pleasant Valley Schools
Most Creative – Molly S., South Tama Schools
Best Use of Color – Amelia J., Des Moines Catholic Diocese

 

Category III: Grades 6-8
1st Place – Carmen A., Benton Community Schools
Most Creative – Tyler P., Ames Schools
Best Use of Color – Emily P., Southeast Polk Community Schools

 

Category IV: Grades 9-12
1st Place – Gabby R., West Marshall Schools
Best Use of Theme – Tessa M., North Polk Schools

 

Individual artists who placed first in each category received a prize package of exploration and/or outdoor recreation supplies. Every participant received a certificate from the IDNR. Winning entries will be displayed during the Iowa State Fair at the DNR building.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannon Hafner, DNR, at (641) 747-2200 or shannon.hafner@dnr.iowa.gov

 





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