K-12 students eligible for $100 prizes, new bicycles in MDAQMD’s 2020 Clean Air Month Poster Contest
We need students to illustrate Our Desert!
This is Our Desert Air, and in our desert, our students are some of the most talented and artistic in the state!
MDAQMD has extended the submission deadline for its 2020 installment of its annual Clean Air Month Poster Contest. Students have until 5 p.m. Sept. 25 to enter an original drawing, which offers a chance to win up to $100 and a new bicycle.
Virtually all schools closed their campuses in mid-March for the rest of the school year due to the COVID pandemic. As a result, the District adjusted the submission period. With most students continuing the current school year from home, this may a great addition to distance learning lesson plans.
This year’s contest theme is “Our Desert Air.” We invite participants to create and submit a hand-drawn poster that shows one or more features of the Mojave Desert that make it unique. That leaves a lot to the imagination. Maybe it’s a scene in the midst of Mojave National Preserve. Maybe it’s as simple as a Joshua tree. Students have a unique opportunity through their own creativity to help shine a spotlight on the wonders of the region.
To put it simply: MDAQMD is asking students to help illustrate all there is to love and protect in the Mojave Desert Air Basin.
Plenty of opportunity to win
Students compete in one of four categories by grade level: kindergarten through second; third through fifth; sixth through eighth; and ninth through 12th. The top three winners in each category will win $100, $50 and $25 respectively and every accepted entry is automatically entered for a chance to win a new bicycle generously donated by contest cosponsor Victor Valley Transit Authority.
Students in grades K-12 who attend school in the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County or Palo Verde Valley of Riverside County are eligible to participate.