Salt Flat, Texas – What is your favorite nature memory? Did you go hiking with friends and family in a national park? Maybe you climbed a mountain peak, had a wildlife encounter or camped out under the stars for the first time. Guadalupe Mountains National Park is sponsoring a youth poster contest and this year’s theme is “Your favorite nature memory”. From January 1 – April 30, 2017, youth ages 6-18 years can submit artwork to share their favorite nature memory. The contest is free to enter.
Participants can draw or paint their favorite memory outdoors. The memory does not have to take place at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, although we encourage you to come for a visit! To help plan your visit go to our website at www.nps.gov/gumo . All poster submissions must be on at least an 8 1/2″ x 11″ poster board or paper. Suggested media can be crayons, pastels, acrylic, color pencils, markers, pen and ink or tempera paint.
Entries can be dropped off at the Pine Springs Visitor Center in the park, Carlsbad National Park Headquarters in Carlsbad, New Mexico or mailed to: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Attn: Poster Contest – 400 Pine Canyon Drive, Salt Flat, Texas 79847. The winning entry will receive a gift certificate from Western National Parks Association and a certificate of achievement. The winning art will also be featured on the 2018 Guadalupe Mountains Annual Park Pass. Honorable mentions, prizes and recognition will also be awarded in three age categories. Check the website for information about prizes and contest rules at www.nps.gov/gumo.
For updates on status of the contest and current entries follow Guadalupe Mountains National Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/guadalupe.mountains , Twitter at http://twitter.com/GuadalupeMtnsNP and Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/guadalupemountainsnps/ .