San Joaquin Valley contest seeking art for air calendar

local@modbee.comSeptember 7, 2013 

— The San Joaquin Valley Air District is seeking student artwork for the 2014 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar contest. Valley students from kindergarten through high school can submit pieces illustrating the ways valley residents can live healthy-air lives, with an accompanying clean-air message. Guidelines for creating a winning Healthy Air Living calendar entry:

• Paper should be placed sideways, in landscape orientation, so it is 8½ inches high and 11 inches wide.

• Artwork should be in color. The medium can be paint, pen, crayon, marker, pencil or even computer-generated art.

• Vivid colors that reproduce well are recommended.

• Artwork should contain a message about how to live a Healthy Air life. Examples of past messages are "Less cars, more feet," "Hacer del mundo un lugar major" ("Make the world a better place") and "Don't pollute! Keep the air clean." Bilingual and Spanish- language messages are encouraged.

Fourteen pieces of art will be selected for the calendar. Artists must include their name and address, phone and/or email contact, age, grade and school on the back of the entry. Mail art flat, not folded, to 2014 Kids Calendar, Valley Air District, 1990 E. Gettysburg Ave., Fresno, CA 93726, or submit art at the nearest district office. For an example of this year's calendar, go to

For more information about the air district, go to or call the Modesto regional office at (209) 557-6400.

Deadline is Oct. 7.

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