Have you ever been with a kid in the redwoods and noticed the look of awe and wonder on their face as they survey the majestic trees towering above them? It’s awesome to see the impact the redwoods have on children! Kids love spending time in the forest – and it’s so fun to see how they smile, laugh, get excited about spotting cool animals and plants, and ask questions about nature. And what better way to allow them to express that fun, amazing experience than through art? That’s why this is one of my favorite times of the year: it’s time for the League’s Find Me in the Redwoods art contest!
Every year we call on young artists across the country to create a work of art that demonstrates what inspires them most about a redwood park or reserve. They can draw, paint, or sketch – and let their creativity run rampant! It’s a really fun way for kids to connect with nature, and if you know a young artist who’s looking for inspiration, it’s a great reason to go spend some time with the trees – not to mention all the fabulous prizes they have a chance to win!
English and Spanish entry forms and more information about the Find Me in the Redwoods art contest, please visit SaveTheRedwoods.org/ArtContest. All submissions and completed contest entry forms must be postmarked or hand-delivered to Save the Redwoods League, 114 Sansome Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, California, 94104, Attn: Redwoods Art Contest, by October 19, 2012, 5 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time. Winners will be announced on November 15. The winning entries will appear in League publications and/or will be featured on SaveTheRedwoods.org. All entries will be sent to the Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar. Mr. Salazar is in charge of protecting America’s great outdoors.
Do you have a work of art that you would like to share? Send it to me and I will post it on our website.