The deadline for the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 2014-15 Eco-Art Contest has been extended. The contest, which is in its sixth year, provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for artwork relating to Kentucky’s environment.

Awards will be presented to eligible high school students who create art using the contest themes of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection. Students may submit artwork that consists of drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture or photographs. There will be one winner for each art type within each category.

The contest is open to students currently enrolled in Kentucky public or private high schools, and the deadline has been extended to March 13 due to extreme winter weather. All entries must be sent via email to A digital photo of each artwork must accompany each form submitted.

Winners will be notified in March, with winning entries will be displayed in the DEP Training Center in Frankfort.

For more information or a nomination form, go here or call the Division of Compliance Assistance at (800) 926-8111.