FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 1, 2014) –– During Earth Week, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) honored the winning 2014 Eco-Art Contest high school artists by presenting awards at the respective schools. Kentucky students submitted artwork in categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection and used media types of drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture and photographs.

            The winners of the 2014 Eco-Art Contest are Mary Nicole Peckham from Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville; Sarah Jeoung from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington; Danielle McDonnell from Thomas Nelson High School in Bardstown; Madison Mattingly from Atherton High School ion Louisville; Adrian Teegarden from Woodford County High School in Versailles and Darby Acree, Lily Tran, Emily Jeter and Lauren Coffey from Metcalfe County High School in Edmonton.

            “It is an honor for the department to showcase Kentucky high school students’ expression of our environment. This contest supports our mission by encouraging students to incorporate the environment into their artwork and inspire others about environmental issues,” said R. Bruce Scott, DEP commissioner.

            Artwork from the 2014 contest winners, along with past years’ winning submissions, will be displayed in the DEP Training Center in Frankfort, where it will be viewed by hundreds of visitors. The artwork can be viewed online at http://tinyurl.com/mdgvb8t.

The Eco-Art Contest is sponsored by DEP’s Division of Compliance Assistance. For more information about the contest, visit http://dca.ky.gov/LGGS/Pages/ecoart.aspx or call the Division of Compliance Assistance toll-free at 800-926-8111.








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