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Thursday, September 26, 2013

5th Annual George Rodrigue Art Contest for HS Juniors and Seniors

Call for Entries - 2014 Art Contest 

            Please encourage any Louisiana high school junior or senior that you know to submit an entry!
$45,000 in Scholarship Awards
Theme: Louisiana's Natural Beauty

in partnership with:

Louisiana's landscape is a natural wonder defined by waterways, animals and plant life. Throughout the state, oaks, cypress, magnolias and other varieties shade country roads, swampland and neighborhoods. Azaleas, irises, and water liliesadd bursts of color in parks and alongside bayous, home to alligators, snakes, and hundreds of species of fish, frogs, mammals and insects.

Audubon Nature Institute celebrates all of these wonders of Louisiana's natural beauty. Named for the great wildlife artist and naturalist, John James Audubon (1785-1851), for nearly 100 years Audubon Nature Institute has been a leader for preservation in Louisiana through its Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
In partnership with Audubon, GRFA invites this year's applicants to explore Louisiana's Natural Beauty. The artistic approach can be historical, contemporary, or imaginary in its conception, with interpretations ranging from a traditional or abstract Louisiana landscape to an exploration of indigenous plant and animal life.
All juniors and seniors in Louisiana are eligible for entry in the GRFA Art Contest.  No test score, grade point average or college major requirement is necessary for entry to the GRFA Art Contest.

Online application and photo of art submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Poster Artist
Either the first place senior or the first place junior will have the opportunity to collaborate with internationally-renowned artist George Rodrigue to transform their design into a special poster to be sold at all Audubon Nature Institute properties. 
Sales from these posters will benefit the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts and Audubon.

Special Gift for All Entrants
Each student that enters the contest will receive a complimentary admission certificate that can be used at Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium or Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

The school that submits the most entries will recieve a year's worth of art suppies through our George's Art Closet program. Art supply kits are valued at $2,000 and they can give students the tools needed in order to have a first-class art education! Please encourage all of your students to enter.


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