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Cool Science Artwork Competition open to Scouts

Cool Science Artwork Competition

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020 Link

Cool Science is a free and public art competition held each fall for K-12 youth. The overarching theme for the contest is extreme weather. After launching in Massachusetts seven years ago to rave reviews, this is the first time that Kansas and Missouri youth can participate in the competition. It’s a fantastic experience for children and teenagers to learn about science while also inspiring others to learn through visually engaging artwork. The winning entries will be posted on the sides of buses in either Topeka or Kansas City!



Step 1: Pick one of the following questions as the focus for your art.

  • Plants and animals have natural ways of keeping cool. What can we learn from them about keeping cool in extreme heat?
  • We have all experienced a very strong storm. Where does the energy to make a storm come from? Where does it go?
  • We all live with daily and seasonal changes in weather. But how does weather sometimes become extreme?

Step 2: Do some research to learn about your chosen topic. 

Step 3: Create a horizontal posterExternal Link to artistically represent the chosen topic and write a 100-250 word statementExternal Link about what inspired your art.

Step 4: Submit poster artwork online or by mail by January 15, 2020.

For more information about the contest, visit: Link



Winning artwork will be displayed on public buses in Topeka and Kansas City in the spring.  The artwork winners will also receive $50 gift certificates. Honorees will be recognized at art exhibit celebrations in Topeka and Kansas City.



In 2012, Cool Science piloted a small-scale program in Massachusetts. Because of its proven popularity and effective engagement with all ages, Cool Science added partners in the nation’s heartland.  Now, buses with children’s winning artwork will ride in four regions (Merrimack Valley, Worcester, Kansas City, and Topeka) thanks to funding from National Science Foundation. Our team includes partners from the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 



You can follow them on FacebookExternal Link or TwitterExternal Link

OR visit their website at www.coolscience.netExternal Link

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