Around the world, thousands of species are threatened with extinction.
Now kids can help call attention to the plight of these creatures by
participating in the 2013 Endangered Species Day Art Contest
The annual contest will have winners in four age categories: K-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades
6-8, Grades 9-12. A national grand-prize winner will also be selected.
The grand prize winner will win a trophy and also receive a round-trip
flight to Washington, D.C., for him/herself and one guardian to attend a
reception in May. The contest is organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Endangered Species Coalition, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art/University of New Orleans.
This year's contest focuses on American endangered species that live on land or in the water. Students are encouraged to draw endangered species from their region, and to include elements about the species' unique habitats in their drawings.
For full information and an entry form, visit the Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest website
. But hurry! The deadline is March 15.Endangered Species Day
will be "celebrated" on May 18.