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Student Art & Poetry Contest Closes Friday

YOSEMITE — The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest celebrates the creativity and inspiration of youth in the Yosemite gateway communities.

The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth programs within the gateway community school districts of Yosemite National Park. Students should submit artwork and poetry no later than Friday, Oct. 25.

The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest is sponsored by Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery. Artwork or poetry should be original and should communicate a connection to Yosemite’s natural and cultural history. Subject matter can focus on wildlife, plants, scenic areas, iconic features, seasonal changes, conservation and protection, or the legacy that Yosemite represents.

Student artwork and poetry selected will be featured in an exhibit at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley. Students will also be recognized and acknowledged at a special awards ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Ansel Adams Gallery from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Contest winners will be notified by phone.

For contest guidelines and entry forms, please call (209)-375-9490 or email for more information.

Yosemite Conservancy provides support for this student inspired project.

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