Press Release - July 22, 2015

California State Parks Foundation Seeks Young Artists to Submit Posters to its Summer Youth Art Contest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) invites young Californians to help celebrate why state parks are great places with a summer art contest. To participate, Californians ages 4 to 18 submit a poster that depicts why they think “California’s State Parks are Great Places for You and Me.”

The contest, which will run through September 8, 2015, is intended to encourage young Californians to reflect on why state parks are important in their lives. All entries should reflect the theme “California’s State Parks are Great Places for You & Me.” CSPF has used this grassroots theme in recent years to connect Californians on a personal level to their 279 state parks.

Submissions to the Youth Art Contest should in the form of posters, no smaller than 8 inches by 10 inches, and no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches. Paper type, medium and style are all open to the artist’s preference. Submissions should be mailed to CSPF’s Sacramento office.

The full contest rules and entry form can be found here.

Submissions must be postmarked by September 8. A panel of judges will select one top contest winner in each age category to win a prize package that includes a membership to CSPF, CSPF merchandise, and $50 gift cards from contest partner Subway. Age categories are: 4 to 6, 7 to 8, 9 to 11, 12 to 14 and 15 to 18.

Winning posters will be displayed at and featured in CSPF publications and media.

With summer in full swing, state parks are full of Californians taking vacations, making memories, and enjoying all the things that make state parks great. It’s a perfect time for young Californians to show why they think State Parks Are Great Places through their artwork.


July 22, 2015


Alexis Trivisonno
(415) 262-4412

California State Parks Foundation

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