Payette Land Trust invites McCall area high school students to submit their artwork for our Conserving the Heart of Idaho Art Contest! 

WHAT YOU DO: Create a design you will paint on a 12 inch three dimensional fiberglass heart. The design should be related to West Central Idaho’s natural environment, and we encourage designs that showcase PLT’s mission.  

CONTEST DETAILS & INFO: Submit your entry by November 17, 2022, for a chance to be selected as one of three student heart artists. The completed hearts will be on display in late January and will be auctioned off with the larger, four foot heart, created by local artist Colleen Hanley Prior, at PLT’s Conserving the Heart of Idaho event February 4, 2022 at the Glass House in McCall. 

PRIZE: Winners will each receive a $150 prize and will be honored at PLT’s February 4th event if they so choose.

Conserving the Heart of Idaho Art Contest


  1. All high school students are welcome.
  2. Submit a scan or photo of your design (front and back side of heart) by November 17, 2022 to Include:
  • a title for your artwork
  • your full name 
  • your grade in school
  • your contact information
  • a brief explanation of what you created and how it relates to Conserving the Heart of Idaho (can be written or video submission)
  • photos of three pieces of your prior artwork, two of which should be paintings

Please use the attached heart outline showing the front and back design, keeping in mind the heart is three dimensional, so you may want the sides to flow together.

Questions? Email Sonya.

Download Submission Info & Heart Templates