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Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest
Empowers 5th grade students to advocate for an endangered or threatened species from New Jersey through a well-researched, creative essay and original art piece.
There's Still Time To Enter The 2021 Species On The Edge Art & Essay Contest!
Deadline Extended To:
March 20, 2021
The Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest empowers 5th grade students to advocate for an endangered or threatened species from New Jersey through a well-researched, creative essay and original art piece.
Simple, Fun, and Free to Enter!
One winner from each county in New Jersey will be selected. Open to all New Jersey fifth grade students.
The contest kit (including rules, species list, & entry form) should be downloaded below.
Entries are being accepted through March 20, 2021 by mail and online.
Mail your artwork, essay, and entry form to Conserve Wildlife Foundation, 450 Shrewsbury PLZ #110, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702.
Email a scan/digital photo of your artwork, essay, and entry form to Ethan.Gilardi@conservewildlifenj.org.
Contest winners who have submitted their artwork electronically will receive an envelope with prepaid postage to mail their artwork to CWF for inclusion in our calendar and statewide exhibitions.
We have changed the artwork size requirements so that students can use paper they are more likely to have at home.
Artwork can be as small as 8.5" x 11" and no larger than 12" x 18".
Important Note About Species Selection
The New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife Endangered and Threatened Wildlife list can be found here.
All entrants must select a focus species from this list or the list provided in the contest kit.
Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Kit. Includes Official Rules, Species List, and Entry Form. (Updated 1/22/2021)
Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resources for Essay Development - 5.9MB
Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resources for optional Art Project - 16.0MB
JOIN THE SPECIES ON THE EDGE ART & ESSAY CONTEST MAILING LIST!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Ethan Gilardi, CWF Biologist: Email
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