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Society of Wetland Scientists sponsors youth art contest

Society of Wetland Scientists sponsors youth art contest

Feb. 23, 2017, MADISON, Wis. –The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is currently sponsoring a youth art contest, open through April 2, 2017. Grades 1 – 5 should draw an image of their favorite wetland. Grades 6 – 12 should submit a drawing, photograph or combination of both that reflects the theme, “wetlands for protecting and serving people.”

30 finalists from each of the two grade categories will be announced in May for American Wetlands Month and judged at the SWS Annual Meeting in June. From the two grade categories, first place winners will receive $50, second place winners will receive $25 and third place winners will receive $10.


All artwork should be submitted on standard, 8.5” x 11” paper. Please include the artist’s name, grade level, city, state, country and parent’s email address on the back of the drawing or on an attached sticky note. Artwork should be sent to the SWS Wetland Promotions Subcommittee, 22 N Carroll St, Ste 300, Madison, WI, 53703.

Please note that all submissions will become the property of SWS for promotional and educational purposes. Submissions will not be returned to the artists after the contest. Artwork must be received by April 2, 2017, to qualify. Only one submission per person.


For more information, please contact:

Kara Miller



About SWS

Since 1980, the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) has maintained a consistent focus on its primary mission – to promote understanding, scientifically based management and sustainable use of wetlands. SWS is committed to providing meaningful resources that promote wetland education, conservation and restoration on a global level.

The 2017 SWS Annual Meeting will be held June 5 – 8, at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Celebrating Wetland Diversity Across the Landscape: Mountains to Mangroves promises to be a prime educational and networking opportunity that will gather leading, international researchers, practitioners, policymakers and academics who are passionate about the advancement of wetland science.


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