The 12th annual Sutton Award for Student Conservation Art will once again be supporting young artists in the form of major scholarships. Awardees will be provided a monetary award and given the opportunity to showcase their work as part of the NatureWorks wildlife art show March 4-6, 2016.
Any Oklahoma student in Grades 10 (Sophomore) through 12 (Senior) may apply for the award by providing a piece of art that represents or portrays any conservation topic. The artwork may be two-dimensional (paintings, drawings, photographs, etc.) or three-dimensional (carvings, sculpture, etc.) and qualify as fine art, a photo assay, or an advertisement (including digitally-produced layouts). The artwork must be accompanied by an essay which outlines and elaborates upon the conservation topic depicted in the artwork itself, with this essay accounting for 33.3% of the total score during the judging process.
If you (or a high-school student you know) have an interest in conservation and a talent for art, please consider an entry into the Sutton Award scholarship contest. Approximately $20,000 will be disbursed among many awardees as part of this long-running and highly effective program to stimulate conservation art among Oklahoma students.
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Please consider filling out a survey about your experience with and career development since participating in the Sutton Award contest. Your insights will be very useful for us to sustain and improve the program!