Chicago Zoological Society to Celebrate Cesar Chavez with Annual Art Contest

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The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is inviting all students in Illinois to participate in the “In Honor of Cesar Chavez” art contest reflecting the spirit of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers and their commitment to improving the standard of living, wages, and working conditions of farm workers through nonviolent social action. Prizes will be awarded in several age categories ranging from Pre-K through Grade 12. Accepted mediums for artwork are one or a combination of the following: watercolors, acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, crayons, collages, ink, graphic design, and original video or audio recordings (one entry per person). All entries must be received by the Society on or before March 7, 2016. Entries will be judged based on their creativity, originality, and overall reflection of the subject. Original entries will not be returned. Students are encouraged to create art that reflects their own positive actions and the actions of others, such as in community service and their connection with wildlife and nature. Only original, unpublished artwork created solely by the entrant will be accepted with a properly completed entry form. Artwork should be submitted to the “In Honor of Cesar Chavez,” Art Contest, Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513. To download an entry form and for further information, go to

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