Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the 2020 Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest is now open for entries from students across Texas. Artwork should be based on the theme “Treasures of the Texas Coast” and depict why the Texas coast is important or special to the participating student. The top 40 pieces of art will appear in a 2021 calendar which will be distributed throughout the state.

All entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Guidelines and Entry Form for the art contest can be found on the Adopt-A-Beach website.

“The Texas Coastline is one of the many treasures that makes our great state unique,” said Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. “The Adopt-A-Beach Art Contest gives children an early opportunity to learn more about the Texas coast and discover the importance of keeping it clean. It is encouraging and inspiring to see children appreciating the wildlife and natural beauty of our coast through their own artwork and talent.”

All 40 winners will receive a ticket to the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, two tickets to the Houston Zoo, a ticket to the Texas State Aquarium, two all day passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston, prizes, a certificate of recognition from the Texas General Land Office and a calendar displaying the winning artwork.

In addition, one Grand Prize Winner will be selected to receive two round-trip coach-class tickets from United Airlines to any destination in the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, one 7-night Caribbean cruise from Royal Caribbean International departing out of Galveston, Miami, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Port Canaveral or Puerto Rico, and a class party at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston.

The grand prize winner’s teacher will also receive a prize package to include two round-trip coach-class tickets from United Airlines and one 7-night Caribbean cruise courtesy of Royal Caribbean International.

The winning artwork will be on display in the South Central Gallery at the state capitol May 20-27. Special thanks to State Representative Dennis Paul for sponsoring the exhibit this year.

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