Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) is excited to announce that the Sixteen on Center Art Contest drawings are on our Facebook page and ready for your ‘likes’.  There will be a total of three student winners of the art contest that will be delineated by category: Kindergarten – 4th; 5th – 8th and; 9th – 12th.  The contest was created to promote the importance and value of a healthy environment to the youth on Aquidneck Island.

“We are so pleased to have received more than 185 entries this year.  View them on our Facebook page; you are sure to be inspired by these creative students on Aquidneck Island,” said Chuck Allott, Executive Director of ALT. “Thanks to Sixteen on Center for sponsoring the contest once again this year.”

To see the entries and vote for your favorites, please visit the ALT Facebook page and click on Photos to view the entries by category.  One vote per category is allowed. The student with the most “likes” in a category will win in that category. Each student winner will receive a $300 prize. In addition to the student winners a prize of $550 will be awarded to the Art Department who submits the greatest number of entries.

Aquidneck Land Trust’s time-sensitive mission is to conserve Aquidneck Island’s open spaces and natural character for the lasting benefit of our community. The organization has conserved 2,552 acres on 76 properties across Aquidneck Island since its founding in 1990. ALT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and the first land trust in Rhode Island to have received national accreditation. For more information, visitwww.AquidneckLandTrust.org.

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