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The Warren County Conservation District is seeking submissions for an art contest – Healthy Soil, Healthy Life.

The contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

“Life comes from the ground. Not just plant life, but all life,” the conservation district said in a statement. “What three things do all living things need to live? Food, water and shelter. The first is easy. All food comes from the ground; even Twizzlers and Oreos, which are made with wheat flour. The grain of wheat used to make flour is harvested from plants that need healthy soil to grow. Our meat even depends on healthy soil.

“Healthy soil grows the trees we use to build our homes, and soil microbes help purify your water. Healthy soil means healthy life on Earth.

So the theme is “Healthy soil, healthy life.”

All artwork must be original and cannot be traced from photographs or published works and must not exceed 8.5 inches by 11 inches on card stock. The work must be done in pencil, grease pencil, colored pencil, marker, charcoal, paint or pen,

The theme should be located on the artwork which will be scored on its preservation message (50%), visual effectiveness (30%), originality (10%) and universal appeal (10%).

Submitters should include name, address, phone number and rank on the back.

Artwork must be delivered to the Conservation District Office, 4000 Conewango Ave., by March 18 at 4 p.m. Voting for the People’s Choice will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the office from March 22 to April 1.

Judging will take place on April 4 and winners will be notified by April 6.

Anyone with questions is asked to call (814) 726-1441.

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