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Call For Entries - The Color of Water

The Color of Water

The Arkansas River Basin Forum invites submissions for our Annual Contest for Art students in grades K-12 and all others for the Open Photography Contest.

Grades K-12:  Art and photography entries will be accepted from students in grades K-12 from school districts within the Arkansas River Basin.  Grade divisions for entries will be K-3, 4-8 and 9-12.  Artistic and photographic works should be original efforts that focus on the Forum theme: The Color of Water.  The Art contest accepts two-dimensional flat work of any medium or size, including drawings, paintings, collages, mixed media and digital.  We ask that teachers assist in mounting the work on mat board, tag board, poster board, card stock or construction paper.  Each entry needs to be labeled on the back with the title of the work, name, grade, age, school and teacher. All students entering art or photographs will receive certificates of participation; prizes will be awarded as follows.

Prizes: 
First, second, third prizes and honorable mention will be awarded in each grade division. First Prize = $20 + a CRAFT or Pizza party for winners classroom
Second Prize = $15
Third Prize = $10

Open Photography:  The Open Photography Contest is open to all students and adults for color or black and white photographs.  Any size print is accepted (No slides).  The contest stipulations are that the works must be original and focus on the Forum theme listed above.  All work must be mounted on mat board, tag board, poster board, card stock or construction paper.  Each entry must be labeled on the back with the title of the work, name, address, phone number and email address.

Prizes: 
First Prize = $50
Second Prize = $30
Third Prize = $20

Honorable mention will also be awarded. 

Only one entry per participant please.

There will be an optional silent auction of the winning entries with proceeds going to the Arkansas River Basin Forum Scholarship Fund. Please indicate on the back of the entry if you choose to auction the work.

Winners will be announced during the Forum on April 27, during the luncheon.

Entries Accepted: Monday, March 1st 2016  
Deadline: Friday April 15 2016

Submit entries by mail or deliver to:

Chelsey Nutter (Primary Contact)
UAWCD
339 E. Rainbow Blvd Suite 101
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-5425

Carla Quezada
Lower Ark Conservancy Dist
801 Swink Ave
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
(719) 254-5125

Ed Perko
Board of Water Works
P.O. Box 400
319 W. 4th Street
Pueblo, CO 81002
(719) 584-0237


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