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Attention All Student Artists: EPA Sponsors National Art Contest

Release Date: 9/22/2003
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith 215-814-5543

Contact: Bonnie Smith (215) 814-5543
PHILADELPHIA – The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s office of solid waste is sponsoring a national art contest for students to increase awareness of and encourage reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

The contest theme for younger students (kindergarten through sixth grade)
is “Paint a Path to a World With Less Waste,” and for older students (seventh to twelfth grade) the contest theme is “Design a World With Less Waste.”

Younger students can draw, paint, or color ways to recycle, reuse, or, best yet, prevent waste in their home, school, or community. The grand prize winner will have his or her
artwork reproduced as a national EPA Earth Day Poster for 2004. The grand prize winner for older students will have his or her art reproduced as an EPA CD cover. Ten honorable mentions
will be awarded in each age group and the artwork will be included as screen savers on
an EPA CD-ROM with educational materials and activities for students.

The contest runs in all 50 states and U.S. territories. All entries must be postmarked no later than Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003.

To receive an official contest flyer that contains more information and contest rules, teachers and students can call EPA’s toll-free hotline at 800-424-9346, or go to , or write to EPA’s Earth Day 2004 Poster Contest, 2200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201.