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By James Dickhoff
Special to The SUN
The Historic Preservation Board has expanded this year’s Historic Preservation Month youth artwork poster contest, extending an invitation to all Pagosa Springs students.
In years past, the contest was for seventh-grade students only. This year, all school students — public, private and home schooled — are encouraged to enter artwork under the theme “Celebrating Pagosa Springs Cultural Heritage.”
Submissions will be entered and judged in three categories: High School, Junior High/Middle School and Elementary and Younger.
Prizes worth $50 will be awarded to first place in each category with additional prizes awarded for second and third place winners in each category.
All entries should address the “Celebrating Pagosa Springs Cultural Heritage” theme through original artwork using any artwork media, including photography, and be submitted on an 8.5 x11 submission.
Submit artwork to a participating teacher or at the front desk at Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd., by 5 p.m. Friday, April 26.
Do not sign your artwork; provide your name, school grade, phone number and mailing address on a separate piece of paper, so the Historic Preservation Board can conduct an anonymous judging. Your artwork will be coded when submitted so your contact information can be accessed after the judging.
The Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Month artwork poster contest celebrates our shared cultural history and heritage. Winning artwork will be published and displayed.
If you have questions, contact the town Planning Department at 264-4151, Ext. 225. Winners will be announced on May 11 and all entries will be displayed at Town Hall during Historic Preservation Month.