Scottsdale art contest celebrates 50th anniversary of Earth Day

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 and to celebrate this global event, the City of Scottsdale is hosting a youth art contest.

Scottsdale students are invited to participate in the city’s Earth Day 2020 Art Contest.

The contest’s theme -- “The Art of the Tree” -- coincides with several tree-related activities Scottsdale is hosting this spring, including tree plantings, seminars on finding the right tree for the right place in the desert environment, Xeriscape demonstrations and more, according to a press release.

“Our city has a long history of investing in sustainable programs and has made preserving our environment a priority. Scottsdale’s dedication to community forestry is nationally-recognized, and we’ve been honored as a ‘Tree City USA’ for 37 consecutive years,” said Mayor Jim Lane in a prepared statement.

“We hope our tree-themed Earth Day art contest inspires others to take action to be more environmentally conscious and join us in our efforts to protect valuable resources for future generations.”

Art in any medium will be accepted. Entries can be submitted at any Scottsdale Public Library information desk or City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Find complete contest information and submission requirements at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “art contest.”

Entries must be submitted by Friday, March 13.

Winners will be recognized at the Tuesday, April 7, City Council meeting and their artwork will be displayed at the Earth Day Mayor and Council Breakfast on Wednesday, April 22, at Horizon Park.

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