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Contra Costa County Middle and High School Writing & Art Contest!

Monday, February 29th, 2016
ANNOUNCING
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center’s

19th Annual
ART & WRITING CHALLENGE

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Topic: “Cherish these natural wonders”
   
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.
 
NEW PRIZES THIS YEAR INCLUDE GRAND PRIZES 
AND IN EACH SEPARATE CATEGORY!

WINNERS WILL ALSO BE RECOGNIZED
AT AN AWARDS DINNER!
Three Categories
1) Essay  2) Creative Writing - poem, story or play or 3) Art - any medium including sculpture, photography and video.
 
Contest Rules
Open to all Contra Costa County middle and high school students.
 
VERY IMPORTANT !!!:  For all entries: Include a cover sheet with your NAME, HOME ADDRESS, PHONE, EMAIL, SCHOOL, GRADE, TEACHER (or teacher who informed you of the contest), TEACHER’S PHONE and EMAIL, ENTRY CATEGORY and TITLE OF WORK.   Please print! Cover sheet available below.
 
Entries will be judged on: 1) Composition; 2) Originality 3) Depth of thought, and 4) Relationship to topic.
 
WRITING ENTRIES are to be a maximum of 750 words (middle school) or 1,000 (high school): typed, double-spaced, with numbered pages.  Please have a teacher review your writing before submitting.  Send the document as a .doc or.docx email attachment to margli@ourpeacecenter.org with the subject line “Art & Writing Contest 2016″.                                                                            
  
ART ENTRIES, mail or arrange for delivery by contacting the Center. Firmly attach the cover sheet on the back of the artwork.  Arrangements will be made for art to be returned after the Awards Dinner.  For video entries, please send as an email attachment or mail in a DVD. 
 
Mail to:  Mt.  Diablo Peace & Justice Center 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 or contact the office to arrange for delivery: (925) 933-7850 or margli@ourpeacecenter.org.
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  Friday, April 22, 2016 
 
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center reserves the right to reprint and exhibit all entries.
Visit www.creatingpeacefulschools.weebly.com for the required forms to submit with your writing/art.

 Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center

55 Eckley Lane,  Walnut Creek, California 94596

(925) 933-7850  www.ourpeacecenter.org is a tax deductible 501(c)(3) organization