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Firelands Audubon Society opens 2019 art contest

By Alyssa Wieber • Dec 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Break out the paint brushes, pastels, watercolors, acrylics and other art mediums.

Children can create nature-inspired artwork to enter in the upcoming Firelands Audubon Society 2019 art contest.

The contest was created by the Firelands Audubon Society, a local birding club, to connect children with nature and foster creativity for the youth.

It’s been shown that when children participate in the creative arts it promotes their emotional, social and intellectual development.

To be eligible, the artwork must depict an Ohio bird such as Blue Jay, Tundra Swan, Great Blue Heron, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Ruby-throated Hummingbird and more.

The art competition opens Tuesday to students kindergarten through 12th grades in Huron and Erie counties.  Entries must be received by April 15, 2019.

Contest rules, entry forms and other information is available at firelandsaudubon.com.

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