Yukon Quest - Alaska Hosts Student Art Contest
The Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race is excited to announce an art contest for students who live in communities along the race trail in Alaska.
The contest will help commemorate the 30th running of the race. The grand prize winner will be awarded a Yukon Quest Prize Package, including a sweatshirt, t-shirt, patch, pin, bracelet, sticker and 2013 race poster autographed by the 2013 Champion.
Entries will be divided into three age groups, with first and second-place prizes for each group. The Yukon Quest is accepting submissions from now until January 15th, from students who are 13 years old or younger. The students must be from the trail communities of Eagle, Central, Circle, Two Rivers, North Pole, or Fairbanks.
“We look forward to engaging kids along the Yukon Quest trail as we celebrate this historic trail marker, so to speak,” says Amy Nordrum, Yukon Quest – Alaska Board Member. “I want to see these students use art to show us how the Yukon Quest plays out in their community each year, or what they look forward to most about the race.”
To enter, students may draw a picture, make a collage, or create a painting that represents the Yukon Quest and submit their piece to the Yukon Quest Office in Fairbanks before the deadline.
Students may choose to focus on the strength of the bond between the dogs and their mushers, the support provided to teams by those in their community, or the early pioneers who used these trails one hundred years ago to deliver mail and dry goods between Whitehorse and Fairbanks.
Entries may be no larger than 8.5” x 11” and can be submitted on paper or canvas. Full details are available at www.yukonquest.com. Or click here for the Information Package.
This contest coincides with special efforts to recognize the race’s 30th running, including a historic exhibit that just opened up in Whitehorse, Yukon at the MacBride Museum of Yukon History. The Yukon Quest and Yukon Literacy Coalition are simultaneously hosting a story contest for students in the Yukon.