Protectors for Tule Springs Fossil Day Art Contest

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Protectors for Tule Springs Fossil Day Art Contest

Another amazing art contest is here for evergreen art lovers. On the very occasion of National Fossil day 2021, Protectors of Tule Springs in partnership with Las Vegas National History Museum, the Las Vegas Science and technology festival, and the Clark County District School-Community Partnership Program brings to you an incredible opportunity to participate in fossil day art contest “I’m a protector, too….Past & Present”.

The following contest asks students from K to grade 12 to submit their creative, unique, and fun artworks that focus on creative depictions of flora, fauna, and fossils in southern Nevada, from pre-historic times to the present age. The participants of the contests are also encouraged to attend the following National Fossil Day celebration on October 16th, 2021 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum to have a look at all the artworks and get their respective prizes. The judging panel will pick out five winners, each from every category, and the teacher of the prize winner will also receive the cash prize.

Protectors of Tule Springs, founded in 2006 with the view to preserve the last of the undeveloped parts or pieces of the upper Las Vegas washbasin in the northwest portion of Las Vegas Valley. The protectors became the official nonprofit organization in 2012. Their mission is to protect, preserve, support, and promote responsible stewardship of tule springs, fossil beds, national monuments, and Ice age fossils state park.

Brief Description

Here is a brief description for you concerning the following scholarship:

OrganizationProtectors for Tule Springs
Educational levelElementary, Middle, and high school students
Access modeOnline
Number of awards5
CityClark County
Contest deadlineSeptember 30, 2021
Application feesNot required
Requirements Artwork

Who is Eligible?

The following scholarship is available to all existing students in Clark County, from kindergarten to 12th grade.

How to Apply?

The interested individuals must fill out the application form provided on the scholarship portal and submit it. Additionally, the candidate must create an artwork that focuses on creative depictions of flora, fauna, and fossils in Southern Nevada, from prehistoric times to the present age.

Your artwork can also be related to the 2021 National Fossil Day logo, highlighting arctic dinosaurs from Denali National Park in Alaska.

Submissions must be made online via a scanned image or photograph of the art. Complete the given application form, including the consent form, and upload your artwork at this link.


The most unique and creative artworks will be selected and be announced as the winners. There will be five different categories for winners:

  • one from grades K-2
  • one from grades 3-5
  • one from grades 6-8
  • one from grades 9-12
  • one from all digital art submissions (grades K-12).

Each winner from the following categories will receive a $100 cash prize and a pass to the Natural History Museum. The teacher of each prize winner will also be awarded a $100 cash prize. 

Application Deadline

The deadline for application submission for the following contest is September 30, 2021, before 4:00 PM. No applications will be considered after the deadline.

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