Youth asked to draw their favorite outdoor scene or activity; prizes awarded
LAWRENCE -- Kids, get out the colored pencils, crayons, markers, or pastels because the Kansas Wildscape Foundation, along with Capitol Federal Savings, is hosting an art contest. Youngsters 15 and younger are asked to depict their favorite outdoor scene or activity, using whatever two-dimensional medium they prefer (pencils, paint, crayons, etc.). Any type of paper that works with a chosen medium is allowed.

This year, there will be first-, second-, and third-place prizes in each of three age groups: 6 and younger, 7 through 10, and 11 through 15. First-place winners will receive $100; second-place winners receive $50; and third-place winners receive $25. Winners in each group will also receive a surprise award.

To enter, send drawings and registration forms to Kansas Wildscape Foundation, Attn: Picture Contest, 2500 W. 6th St., Ste G, Lawrence, KS 66049. Registration forms are available online at www.kansaswildscape.org/whatsnew/2008/05/2008_ok_kids_pi.html. Entry forms are due by Oct. 10. Entrants who want their picture returned should mention this on the entry form and enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with entry.

Wildscape retains the right to use the image for promotional purposes. Entries may appear on the Wildscape website (www.kansaswildscape.org), in press releases, or in other local-interest publications.