New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) in Stonington, CT is looking for young artists to participate in a drawing contest for a calendar entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” The contest is designed to engage youth in environmental stewardship and watershed conservation and is open to all Connecticut students currently in grades K-6. A panel of judges will choose two first place and two honorable mention winners from each grade as this year’s award recipients. Their artwork will be featured in a calendar in 2019.
Participating classes, schools, and individuals are asked to select one drawing per eligible grade to submit for judging and mail them to NESS no later than April 6, 2018. Individual children may submit a drawing on their own if the class or school is not participating. The contest is a great opportunity for parents and teachers to provide their students with a hands-on experience and to educate them about Long Island Sound and its watershed. In the 2017 competition, over 1,800 talented young artists from across the state participated in the contest. For full contest rules, visit nessf.org/schools/LIScalendar.