2020 Trea­sures of the Texas Coast Chil­dren’s Art Con­test

Big Spring Herald Weekend - - AG/CULTURE -

The Texas Gen­eral Land Of­fice hosts an an­nual art con­test to en­cour­age young Tex­ans to re­flect on won­ders of the Texas coast­line

AUSTIN – To­day, Texas Land Com­mis­sioner Ge­orge P. Bush an­nounced that the 2020 Trea­sures of the Texas Coast Chil­dren's Art Con­test is now open for en­tries. Art­work should be based on the theme “Trea­sures of the Texas Coast” and de­pict why the Texas coast is im­por­tant or special to the par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dent. The top 40 pieces of art will ap­pear in a 2021 cal­en­dar which will be dis­trib­uted through­out the state.

“The Texas Coast­line is one of the many trea­sures that makes our great state unique,” said Texas Land Com­mis­sioner Ge­orge P. Bush. “The Adopt-a-beach Art Con­test gives chil­dren an early op­por­tu­nity to learn more about the Texas coast and dis­cover the im­por­tance of keep­ing it clean. It is en­cour­ag­ing and in­spir­ing to see chil­dren ap­pre­ci­at­ing the wildlife and nat­u­ral beauty of our coast through their own art­work and tal­ent."

All 40 win­ners will re­ceive a ticket to the USS Lex­ing­ton in Cor­pus Christi, two tick­ets to the Hous­ton Zoo, a ticket to the Texas State Aquar­ium, two all day passes to Sch­lit­ter­bahn Wa­ter­park in Galve­ston, prizes, a cer­tifi­cate of recog­ni­tion from the Texas Gen­eral Land Of­fice and a cal­en­dar dis­play­ing the win­ning art­work.

In ad­di­tion, one Grand Prize Win­ner will be se­lected to re­ceive two round-trip coach-class tick­ets from United Air­lines to any des­ti­na­tion in the 48 con­tigu­ous United States, Alaska, Canada, Mex­ico, Cen­tral Amer­ica and the Caribbean, one 7-night Caribbean cruise from Royal Caribbean In­ter­na­tional de­part­ing out of Galve­ston, Mi­ami, Tampa, Ft. Laud­erdale, Port Canaveral or Puerto Rico, and a class party at Sch­lit­ter­bahn Wa­ter­park in Galve­ston.

The grand prize win­ner's teacher will also re­ceive a prize pack­age to in­clude two round-trip coach-class tick­ets from United Air­lines and one 7-night Caribbean cruise cour­tesy of Royal Caribbean In­ter­na­tional.

The win­ning art­work will be on dis­play in the South Cen­tral Gallery at the state capi­tol May 20th through 27th. Special thanks to State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Den­nis Paul for spon­sor­ing the ex­hibit this year.

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