Payette Land Trust invites Valley & Adams County high school students to submit their artwork for the Second Annual Conserving the Heart of Idaho Student 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: Payette Land Trust is dedicated to conserving the rural landscapes of West Central Idaho to benefit our communities; protecting the scenic, agricultural, recreational, historic, and wildlife character of the region.

CONTEST DETAILS & INFO: Submit your entry by October 31, 2023, 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 Claire Remsberg, at PLT’s SweetHEART Party & Auction on February 10, 2024 at the Shore Lodge Pavilion.

PRIZE: Winners will each receive a $150 prize and will be honored at PLT’s February 10th event if they so choose. Materials up to $100 will be provided to the artist by PLT.

● All high school students are welcome.
● Submit a scan or photo of your design (front and back side of heart) by October 31, 2023 to
● Include the following with your submission:
○ a title for your artwork
○ your full name
○ your grade in school and what school you attend
○ 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.

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