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19th Annual Art & Writing Challenge for Contra Costa Youth


Contest Submissions will be accepted until 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2016


President Theodore Roosevelt said, "Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance."

Today, as we face global warming and climate change, these words are more pressing than ever before.

How can our art help us as we raise our voice to stop climate change and the environmental destruction of our planet? Using your unique, artistic voice, create a visual and/or literary interpretation of cherishing and protecting the natural wonders and resources of our planet.

Middle School GRAND PRIZE $250 ~ High School GRAND PRIZE $500

(for an outstanding submission-all categories considered)

Additional prizes will be awarded in each age group and category.


1) Essay 2) Creative Writing - poem, story or play or 3) Art - any medium including sculpture, photography and video.


Open to all Contra Costa County middle and high school students.

Details available on website.

No fee to enter.

Presented by Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center.

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