The Aquidneck Land Trust is delighted to inform you that they are now accepting submissions for the 2021 ALT Art & Writing Contest. Individuals with an interest in art and writing are encouraged to come forward, show their talent and earn their way to receive some exciting awards. The prompt of the following contest for both art or written entries is the same: “What is your favorite Aquidneck Island vista?” The interested individuals are required to either create artwork on paper or write an essay or poem describing the above-mentioned theme. Entries must be made through the online submission form given on the scholarship portal. No more than one submission in each category (art/writing) is allowed per student. Homeschooled students are also welcome to enter, using a parent’s name instead of a teacher’s, if applicable.
Submissions will be accepted until noon on Friday, November 19, 2021. There are first-, second-, and third-prize awards for each of the three age categories: kindergarten–grade 4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12. The first-place prizes are $250, the second-place prizes are $100, and the third-place prizes are $50. The school of each first-place winner will also receive a $500 grant to support its environmental science curriculum. Two panels of judges will determine the winners, who will be announced in late January and recognized at ALT’s (virtual) annual meeting on February 3, 2022.
Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) was formed in 1990 by a group of residents concerned about the pace of real estate development and the increasing disengagement of residents and visitors from the Island’s natural resources. Community support has grown to attract and retain a fully engaged staff, board of trustees, board of advisors, and other volunteers who serve on several governing and event committees. Their mission is to preserve and steward Aquidneck Island’s open spaces for the lasting benefit of the community while connecting people with the land that defines the Island’s natural character.
Following is the brief description of the following scholarship:
|Organization||Aquidneck Land Trust|
|Education Level||Grade K-12|
|Number of Awards||Varies|
|Contest Deadline||November 19, 2021|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
Following are the eligibility requirements for the following scholarship contest:
- Students studying in K-12 grade are eligible to apply
- Homeschooled students are also welcome to enter, using a parent’s name instead of a teacher’s, if applicable.
How to Apply?
The interested individuals are required to fill out the application form given on the scholarship portal and submit their entries along with it.
The individuals are required to create an artwork on paper or describe the following theme in an essay or poem and submit it:
“What is your favorite Aquidneck Island vista?”
There are first-, second-and third-prize awards for each of the three age categories:
- kindergarten–grade 4
- grades 5-8,
- grades 9-12.
The first-place prizes are $250, the second-place prizes are $100, and the third-place prizes are $50. The school of each first-place winner will also receive a $500 grant to support its environmental science curriculum.
The deadline for the application submission for the following contest is November 19, 2021. No applications will be considered after this date.