The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking nominations for the 2011–12 Eco-Art Contest, formerly known as the Green Art Contest.

Multiple awards will be presented to eligible Kentucky high school students who create art using the contest themes or categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection. Students may submit artwork using the media types of drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture, and photography. One winner will be chosen for each submitted art type within each category.

Contest nominations are being accepted until the close of business March 14, 2012. All nominations must be sent to A digital picture of each artwork nomination must accompany each form submitted. Eligible students include all students enrolled in Kentucky public and private high schools for the 2011–12 academic year. Winners will be notified during Earth Week in April 2012, and winning entries will be displayed in the DEP Training Center at 300 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort.

For more information about the Eco-Art contest and to access a nomination form, visit here or call the Division of Compliance Assistance toll-free at (800) 926-8111.