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Youth Art Month and Poster Contest
March is Youth Art Month
The winning entries in a statewide art competition involving Iowa school students will be on display at the State Historical Museum in Des Moines throughout the month of March.
The competition, sponsored for the 16th year by Art Educators of Iowa, gathers works by Iowa students in grades K -12. The winning 100 entries will be on display in the State Historical Museum, while a dozen “best of show” entries will be displayed in the Governor’s Office.
A special reception celebrating the artistic success of these students will be March 11 from noon to 3:30 p.m. Students, their parents, arts educators, legislators and the public are invited. The celebration helps direct attention to the value of art education in developing critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, community awareness and technical, communication and expressive skills.
The State Historical Museum is located at 600 E. Locust in Des Moines. Hours
are Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Call
515.281.5111 for more information.
Protect Iowa Health Poster Contest
Children in grades 6-8 are invited to help teach Iowa students and their families about personal preparedness through the Iowa Department of Public Health’s “Protect Iowa Health: Prepare Because You Care” poster contest.
The winner of the poster contest will receive a $200 grand prize savings bond, and his or her poster distributed across the state of Iowa. In addition, the grand prize winner’s school will receive an educational materials gift package valued at $500. Contest finalists will receive savings bonds ranging from $50 to $100.
Entries for the poster contest must be postmarked by February 24 and mailed
to: Protect Iowa Health Poster Contest, Attn: SA, P.O. Box 71577, Des Moines,