In 2012, the BLM is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the General Land Office and the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act. As part of the commemoration, Kyle Sullivan created an interactive timeline on American History and the role that public lands played in developing our country. The timeline is tied to state education standards for history, geography, economics, reading and writing. In conjunction with the timeline, the BLM, the Public Lands Foundation and the Center of the American West will host a juried art contest for Colorado high school students.
The art contest is open to all art, including but not limited to: animation, sculpture, painting, drawing, dance, photography and graphic design. The art will be judged in three categories with each first place winner receiving $500 cash. Winning entries will be displayed at the General Land Office Symposium/Student Congress in Boulder, CO, Sept. 11-14. Winning entries will also be featured on BLM Colorado’s website.
Information about the art contest and entry forms can be found: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Resources/environmental_education/glo_art_contest.html
The deadline for submitting entries to the art contest is May 31, 2012.
Kyle Sullivan will be visiting our classes to go over this exciting contest and project!