Over 2,000 Iowa students, ranging from Kindergarten to grade 12, used their artistic skills to demonstrate what they like to do outdoors by submitting artwork for the "Take It Outside" Art Contest.
Congratulations to Alexis Riha and Brittney Breya, both South Tama Elementary students, for submitting winning posters for the Take It Outside Art Contest.: Most Creative Alexis Riha, Most Creative Honorable Mention Brittney Breya. They are stuents in Brenda Squiers' 5th grade class.
Entries showcased camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, wildlife watching, biking, and more.
Most Creative – Alexis Riha
This year's theme focused on the 75thAnniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program, including how WSFR projects and activities make it possible for Iowans to "take it outside" by funding access for hunting, fishing, and boating, as well as research and education to improve our fish and wildlife resources. Funds come from special taxes on hunting and fishing equipment and related items.
Schools were asked to submit posters in each of six categories: hand drawn (grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) and computer generated (grades 6-8 and 9-12). Winners were selected based on portrayal of theme, creative expression, originality, visual appeal, and artistic merit.
Every participant will receive a certificate from the DNR and entries will be displayed on the Take It Outside Facebook page .