Endangered Species Coalition, Washington D.C. / Youth Art Contest / Call for Volunteer Jurors

January 1, 1970

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The Endangered Species Coalition invites volunteer judges to review and select artwork for the preliminary round of the 2019 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. This national contest features submissions from youth artists grades K-12 and is a signature Endangered Species Day event. 2019 will be the 14th year of the competition, which attracts 1,500-2,000 entrants on the themes of species conservation and raising awareness of our imperiled plants and animals.

Preliminary judges will review work from one of the following grade categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 9-12. Jurors will review the artworks independently, selecting 10 finalists and 5 alternates from each category. The jurors from all grade categories will subsequently meet in person to review all of the entries and narrow down the choices to a final group of 40 total entries, to be reviewed by the final judges.

Key contest dates for jurors include:
-Saving Endangered Species Art Contest submission deadline March 1st, 2019
– Artworks from grade categories provided to preliminary judges for review by Friday, March 8th, 2019
-In person meeting for group review and finalist selection on Friday, March 15th 2019
** The location for the in-person meeting will be Seattle, WA.

Teaching Artists and K-12 Art Teachers are particularly encouraged to volunteer. Jurors are eligible for professional development/clock hours upon request.

Please send an email indicating your interest in volunteering as a preliminary judge to:
Jeanne Dodds
Creative Engagement Director
Endangered Species Coalition

Please include the following information in your message:
-Grade/s with which you have experience teaching visual arts
-Art medium/s you practice
-2-3 sentences about why you are enthusiastic to volunteer as a preliminary judge for the Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

Looking forward to hearing from you!