Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Earth Day Art Contest

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Earth Day Art Contest

2/19/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – In anticipation of Earth Day, the Ashland Center for Nonviolence (ACN) is hosting an art contest titled “Peace with our Earth” that is open to local students from public and private schools as well as homeschooled students in grades K-12. Submissions for the contest are due Friday, April 13.

“We are asking young people to use their imaginations and creativity to envision living in peace with the earth. Entries might be paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, or other two-dimensional work no larger than 16-inches by 20-inches,” said Dr. Craig Hovey, director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and associate professor of religion at Ashland University. “Prizes will be given for the winning submissions in each of four divisions based on grades.”

Hovey said the four divisions for the contest are kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade, and ninth through 12th grade. Results of the contest will be announced at the ACN Earth Day event scheduled for April 21.

For more details, additional guidelines, and submission instructions for the contest, visit the website at -

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