Historic Preservation Month poster contest for students launched


By Margaret Gallegos

Special to The PREVIEW

The town’s Historic Preservation Board (HPB) is hosting the annual Historic Preservation Month youth artwork poster contest.

The HPB encourages all Pagosa Springs students — public, private and home-schooled — to enter artwork with the theme “History in the Making: Celebrating Youth in Preservation,” defined as “What do our youth see in Pagosa Springs that is worth preserving?”

Artwork submissions will be judged in three categories: high school, junior high/middle school, and elementary and younger. Prizes of $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 “What do our youth see in Pagosa Springs that is worth preserving?” theme, through original artwork using any artwork media, including photography, and should be submitted on a 8.5-by-11 sized poster.

Submit your artwork to the Planning and Building Department in Town Hall, located at 551 Hot Springs Blvd., by 5 p.m. Friday, May 1.

Please do not sign your artwork; however, provide your name, school grade, phone number and mailing address on a separate piece of paper so that the Historic Preservation Board can conduct an anonymous judging. Your artwork will be coded when submitted so that 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 and winning artwork will be published and displayed.

If you have questions, please contact the Town Planning Department at 264-4151, ext. 224. Winners will be announced on May 8. All entries will be displayed during Historic Preservation Month (May) in Town Hall. After the Historic Preservation Month, entries will be available to pick up at Town Hall.