Kids’ Art Contest Honors Earth Day

With all the excitement over Easter and Passover, we may forget that Earth Day is coming.

And not just any ol’ Earth Day. This is the 50th anniversary! It could not have come at a more appropriate time.

To celebrate, the United Nations Association’s local chapter invites students throughout the area to submit art work — all kinds, in any media. There are 3 prizes — $300, $150 and $75 — and the first 50 submissions will be posted on Instagram.

Winners will also be invited to the UN.

Winners can choose to have part or all of their prize money donated to UN agency working with at-risk populations. Donations will be matched by an anonymous donor.

Unsure of what to do, or how to do it? Beloved Westport artist Miggs Burroughs will tell you everything you need to know — and offer suggestions.

Just click here this Thursday (April 9, 3 p.m.).

Entries are due April 16. Include name, age, school and grade, and make the submission via a parent or guardian’s email address. For submissions and questions, email

2 responses to “Kids’ Art Contest Honors Earth Day

  1. Arline Gertzoff

    Thank you Dan for getting this out A few people have worked tirelessly on this project .Special thanks to our UNA SWCT President Alex Anvari,Miggs Burroughs.and Mark Yurkiw.The support of our board is also appreciated.
    We are moving forward with the legacy of the late Ruth Steinkraus Cohen and what better way to do it than commemorate the 50anniversary of Earth-day.

  2. Thanks Dan and Arline for getting the word out about Mother Earth Day Creativity Contest! To receive 3-4 emails per month about this contest, international themed programs and opportunities to learn career skills and earn credentials, please subscribe