Last Chance to Enter Youth Art Contest

The deadline for the Get Active! contest for youths 12 to 18 is May 15


The East Bay Regional Park District invites creative teens to enter the District’s first Get Active! Youth Art Contest, now through May 15, 2012. Winners will be eligible for cash and gifts from contest sponsors, in addition to publication and exhibition opportunities. There is no fee to enter.

The Get Active! contest asks youths ages 12 to 18 in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to create posters, rap, spoken word/poetry or video skits, showing how they get active in any public East Bay park. The winning entries will be displayed at the Healthy Parks Healthy People Festival at Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area (Fremont) on June 23, 2012, and at the visitor center in Tilden Regional Park in the fall.

 As part of the District's Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative, the Get Active! contest offers East Bay youths an opportunity to showcase their creativity and share with others the importance of the outdoors in their lives. The contest is coordinated by New America Media, a Bay Area-based news agency with a focus on youth and ethnic media.

 For contest details visit www.getactivecontest.com or call 1 888 327-2757.


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