Art and Media Contest

Art and Media Contest is Closed for 2022!
Awards ceremony and luncheon on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the National Energy Center of Excellence at Bismarck State College in Bismarck, ND.

Correlated to ND State Education Standards
Visual Arts: #1, #3 – Science: #4, #7 – Social Studies: #5, #6 & #7

The contest is for students in grades Pre-K through 8 and Special Abilities. Participants create artwork that reflects his or her knowledge about the responsibility we all have to keep our state and water clean, reduce waste, recycle, plant trees, prevent wildfires, create wildlife habitat, and use all our natural resources wisely. First place artwork will be turned into billboards! The KNDC contest is sponsored by a variety of partnering agencies and organizations who believe, collectively, we can make a positive impact through every day choices and actions.

All state winners, their immediate family, and teacher will be invited to an awards ceremony during Earth Day week. After the ceremony, a luncheon will be served.

First Place Winners receive a cash award of $100, a certificate, gold medallion, and have their artwork made into a billboard by Newman Outdoor Advertising, and placed along a major transportation route near their hometown.

Second Place Winners receive a cash award of $75, a certificate, and a silver medallion

Third Place Winners receive a cash award of $50, a certificate, and a bronze medallion.

Click Here to Download Contest Flyer PDF

Artwork/Media Contest Contacts:
Pre-School/Kindergarten: Diana Trussell – NDDEQ – Waste Management
Grade One: Pam Wenger and Sara Susie – ND Department of Transportation
Grade Two: Beth Hill – ND Forest Service
Grade Three: Lexi Craig – NDDEQ – Waste Management and Alesha Dockter – City of Bismarck – Recycling
Grade Four: Sherry Niesar – ND Game and Fish and Kristine Askerooth – ND Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Grade Five: Beth Hill – ND Forest Service
Grade Six: Tina Harding – ND Department of Water Resources
Grade Seven: Tina Harding – ND Department of Water Resources
Grade Eight: Josh Steffan – ND Parks and Recreation
Grades 9 – 12: Emilee Lachenmeier – NDDEQ – Water Quality