DUE THIS FRIDAY Annual Youth Art Contest Entries

The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art today announced it is accepting entries for the 25th Annual Youth Art Contest until June 8. The theme for 2018 is “The Young and Wild”; young artists are encouraged to show their favorite wild baby animals in their natural habitat.

Aspiring artists, grades 1 through 12 (or equivalent) are encouraged to enter the contest. All artwork must represent wildlife of the world in its natural habitat. All subjects depicted in the artwork must be identified (scientific and common name) and listed on the entry form.

Entries are categorized by the artist’s age: grades 1-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-9 and grades 10-12. First, second, and third place winners and an honorable mention winner will be selected from each category. Certificates and ribbons will be awarded at the Ned Smith Center’s Nature and Arts Festival on Saturday, July 28.

All entries must be submitted with a completed, official entry form, available for download on the Ned Smith Center’s website (www.nedsmithcenter.org). For specific rules and instructions please visit the Center’s website at www.nedsmithcenter.org, look under Education and Youth Art Contest.

Questions about the Youth Art Contest should be directed to Santino Lauricella, Education Coordinator, at 717-692-3699, or via email at slauricella@nedsmithcenter.org.