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Art Contest

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Students grade K-12.

PRIZES:  Exciting prizes for each category [K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12]; Grand Prize Winner chosen from the 4 category winners to receive an additional cash prize and copies of their bookmark in print.  Teachers of the winning students will receive education-related prizes, including a classroom set of “Indiana in Maps: A Geographic Perspective of the Hoosier State” ($350 value). All entries become the property of CBROC, CEES, and GENI and the winning images will be placed on the organizational websites.  The bookmarks will be shared throughout the year with a variety of individuals and organizations.


1. Include an illustration that represents the “Bats in the City” theme. The hand-made illustration can be either black and white or done in color (using felt pens, crayons, etc.) on the template provided (download from the GENI website).  No computer art allowed!

2. Provide a 1 to 3 sentence description for the illustration in the space provided on the bottom part of the template.  (Note to K-2 teachers: Dictation for description will be accepted.)

3. The bookmarks will be judged on the quality of the work and how well the illustration (and description) convey the theme.


1. Use all of the space in the box on the template.

2. The illustration can be either horizontal or vertical. 

3. Write the student’s name, school, school's address, grade, and teacher's name and email on the bottom portion of the template.

4. Do not fold the entries.  Submit to the address below.  Multiple entries can be submitted in the same envelope.

BOOKMARK TEMPLATE:  Download here.

DUE DATE:  Entries should be postmarked no later than September 5, 2014 and sent toGENI—Bat Fest, IUPUI-Geography CA 213, 425 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140