I’m a Protector, Too!

Earth Day Art Contest




In partnership with the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival and the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program, Protectors of Tule Springs is hosting an art contest: “I’m a Protector, Too!” in celebration of Earth Day 2021. 

There will be five prize winners: one from grades K-2, one from grades 3-5, one from grades 6-8, one from grades 9-12, and a separate category for all digital art submissions (grades K-12). Each winner will receive a $100 cash prize, a printed item featuring their artwork and a pass to the Natural History Museum. Each teacher of a prize winner will also be awarded with an item printed with the student’s artwork. 

All participants will be invited and encouraged to attend the Earth Day celebration on April 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. (a communication will be provided prior to any event to outline any capacity limits and other COVID protocols), at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum to see their artwork on display and receive a participation prize. A selection of the artwork will be on display in the Grand Hall at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum April 17 through April 25, 2021. Selected artwork will be used to create items for sale on the Protectors of Tule Springs CafePress site, whose proceeds benefit educational programs of the nonprofit organization. 

Each of the five prize winners and their teachers will receive an item of their choice from the list below, imprinted with the student’s winning artwork:

  • T-shirt
  • Light Apron
  • Baseball Hat
  • Tote Bag

Students should create artwork that focuses on creative depictions of various protection efforts of public lands, such as clean-up efforts, the work of park rangers, and the personal responsibilities of visitors to public lands. Artwork may also depict the care and protection of flora, fauna and/or fossils in Southern Nevada, from prehistoric times to the present age.

Promotional Flyer


Official Rules

Consent Release and Waiver Form (must be submitted with entry)

Entries must be submitted electronically, via a scanned image or photograph of the art. Complete the form, include the consent form and upload your artwork at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZZokNY2PB3T0hTn9hj7LoFGvIAK5rqMCsGvMOXp75H0JqDg/viewform.  


Submissions must be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2021


Please contact Cheryl Wagner in the School-Community Partnership Program Office at (702) 799-6560 or wagneca@nv.ccsd.net if you need any additional information or have any questions.