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North Iowa diversity group sponsors 10th annual art and writing contest


This news story was published on December 21, 2014.
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NIDAT sponsors diversity events year-round, like the annual diversity lunch

NIDAT sponsors diversity events year-round, like the annual diversity lunch

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team (NIDAT) is sponsoring its 10th annual Art/Writing contest.

This contest is for children K through 12 in North Iowa – as far west as Britt, as far east as Charles City, as far south as Hampton, and as far north as Northwood/Kensett and Lake Mills. This includes both public and private schools and home-schooled students.

The art/writing entry should express what diversity means to the student. Flyers listing details have been distributed to schools throughout North Iowa.

Entries may be mailed to Hal Minear, Asst. Superintendent of Mason City Community School District, 1515 South Pennsylvania Ave, Mason City, IA 50401. Entries must be received by February 4th, 2015.

There will be first and second place prizes in art and in writing for each level – K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

First-place winners will receive $50.00 cash and a poster made from the entry.

Second-place winners will receive $25 cash and a poster made from the entry.

All winners will also receive a free copy of a book with all contest entries included. This book will also be free to sponsors of the contest, and available for purchase to anyone else. The award program will be held at 5:00 pm at the Music Man Square on March 5, 2015. Awards and participation certificates will be presented by Amanda Ragan.

Funding provided by the Farrer Endowment Foundation and the Principal Foundation.

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