Friday, October 21, 2016

Enter Anti-Graffiti Stewardship Poster Contest For Middle School Students

The PA Parks and Forests Foundation invites all students in grades 6, 7 and 8 in Pennsylvania to participate in the anti-graffiti Stewardship Middle School Poster Contest.  The deadline for entries is January 16.
Prizes include: First Prize: $75 and a copy of the PA State Parks and State Forests Passport published by PPFF; Second Prize: $50 and a copy of the Passport; Third Prize: $25 and a copy of the Passport; and Honorable Mention: A copy of the Passport
Pittsburgh artist Andy Warhol had it right-- “Why would someone ruin nature by spraying paint on it?”
Use the quote by Pennsylvania native Andy Warhol to create a poster that inspires visitors to take care of our public lands, or raises awareness of the negative impact graffiti has on our natural world.
Create an original poster that will educate and inspire people with its message to steward our state parks and forests. Designs can include any art medium or combination of techniques, including but not limited to, painting, drawing, graphics, and photography.
Graffiti and tagging is on the rise in Pennsylvania state parks and forests, and we need your help to make it stop.
Spray paint is harmful to humans, nature, and geological formations. Graffiti is considered vandalism and is punishable by law.
To keep our state parks and forests graffiti free, the Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation is hosting this poster contest to raise awareness about the importance of stewarding our state parks and forests.
Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and all prizes will be awarded for each grade level.
The winning posters will be displayed in the State Capitol during the month of February 2017 and at PPFF’s annual awards banquet in May.
For more information and all the rules, Click Here for the contest flyer or visit the PPFF’s Stewardship Middle School Poster Contest webpage.
To learn more about anti-graffiti efforts, visit PPFF’s Anti-Graffiti Campaign webpage.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Foundation,  Like them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter.
(Photo: Hammond Rocks, Cumberland County, Marcus Schneck,
Students, Volunteers Clean Graffiti Off Midstate Rock Formation

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