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THE CONTEST OPENS ON JANUARY 15th, 2022

CALLING EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE!

"Native Plants of the Northeastern Woodlands"

You are invited to enter one artwork in the Contest, capturing one of the Native trees or plants from the below list, and including the following information as part of the artwork: (1) the plant name (common and scientific), and (2) facts, story, legend or other interesting information about the plant.  The information can be included as part of the artwork or sent as a separate attachment. The artwork can be done using chalk, ink, watercolors, paints, markers, crayons, pencils or digital media. 

 

All ability levels and ages are welcome to participate. Entries will be judged on creativity, style, passion, originality, reflection of the theme, informational content. The skill level is NOT one of the criteria.  

PRIZES

Ten winners from three categories (children, youth, adults) will be selected. Cash prizes: First Place: $100. Second Place: $50. Third Place: $25. There will be one First Place, one Second Place and one Third Place prize in each of the three categories. One Honorary Recognition with a $25 prize will be awarded across all categories for the most unique work. The winners' artworks will be published on the Antinanco Earth Arts School website and social media channels.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

February 15th, 2022. Winners will be Announced on February 25th, 2022.

PLANT LIST 

Trees: American Chestnut (Castanea dentata), American Paw Paw (Asimina Triloba), Eastern Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina), Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

 

Plants: Cattail (Typha latifolia)Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), Slender Bush Clover (Lespedeza virginica),

Wild Blue Indigo or False Blue Indigo (Baptisia australis)Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea), Showy Ticktrefoil (Desmodium canadense)Tall Ticktrefoil (Desmodium glabellum), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Scarlet Beebalm (Monarda didyma L.), Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum), Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata), Wild Senna (Senna hebecarpa)Woodlands Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris), Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), American Ginseng ((Panax quinquefolius), Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum), Trillium (Trillim Sp). 

RULES

 
​1. The Artwork should be one page in size. Include the following information as part of the artwork: (1) the plant name (common and scientific), and (2) facts, story, legend or other interesting information about the plant.  The information can be included as part of the artwork or sent as a separate attachment.
2. Include your name and contact information.  Minors should also include age, parent/guardian name, parent/guardian email address for notification, and a letter signed by the parent/guardian stating "I certify that the work submitted was created by my daughter/son (your name) and is completely original. I grant Antinanco Earth Arts School the right to use my daughter/son's name, creative work and visual image in their publications, without recourse."
3. Scan the artwork with a letter from your parent/guardian giving "permission to publish" your artwork (if applicable), and save as an Adobe or JPEG file.
4. Submit the artwork by email to info@antinanco.org under SUBJECT: ART CONTEST

5. The public voting period runs from Feb 16h to Feb 22nd.  All works will be posted on Antinanco Instagram account @Antinancoorg. Each contestant will receive up to 3 additional votes for public Instagram votes, 1 for every 10 likes.

6. Winners will be announced on Feb. 25th via email and on this page. Prizes will be mailed within two weeks of the announcement. 

The Contest is offered as part of Antinanco's mission to serve our greater relationship with Nature, preserve and follow Earth-based traditions, and honor the plant-human connections.