And The Winner Is

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Coalition, Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Ogden Museum of Southern Art/University of New Orleans announced the winners of the 2010 national Endangered Species Day art contest. Sylvan Dell Participated by giving semi-finalist winners copies of its wildlife titles.

   

  

Gary Frazer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Assistant Directer, said,”We are thrilled with all the enthusiasm for the contest and the amazing artwork that came in from talented kids across the country.” He continued,”These children are the future stewards of our environment and the animals and plants we share the planet with, and we hope that their passion for endangered species will spread to their classmates, friends and family so they can continue to educate and inspire others about threatened and endangered species.”

The winners were chosen by a prestigious panel of artists, photographers, actors, scientists and conservationists including Jeff Corwin, host of Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin Experience; and Jack Hanna, host of Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild.

Grand Prize                                                           First Prize
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 Winners By Grade

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Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of our nation’s imperiled plants and wildlife and wild places.  The art contest is an integral part of the fifth annual national Endangered Species Day, May 21, 2010.

To see the winning artwork, visit http://stopextinction.org/component/content/article/37/194-esd-art.html

For more information about the art contest, winners or judges, please visit www.EndangeredSpeciesDay.org

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