WINONA LAKE – Fourth- through 12th-grade students in Kosciusko County are invited to submit artwork for the Lilly Center Art Contest, themed around “Life at the Lake,” from now until April 15.

The Lilly Center Art Contest is an annual opportunity for young people to use their artistic ability and capture the beauty of local lake and stream habitats, according to a news release from the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams.

“There’s an intersection between art and science, and that’s what we want to showcase with this contest,” said Caitlin Yoder, education coordinator at the Lilly Center. “They go hand-in-hand. Science informs and inspires art, and art capture science in a memorable, meaningful way.”

Winning pieces are placed in a calendar for the following year, and winning artists receive cash prizes. Artwork is also displayed throughout the Warsaw area, including The Alley in downtown Warsaw, the Northern Indiana Lakes Festival, Warsaw Community Public Library, Syracuse Library, Mutual Bank and the Lilly Center building. As an added bonus, four of the winning pieces will be selected at random and used to create collectable bookmarks.

Entry forms and instructions are available on the Lilly Center’s website at lakes.grace.edu. Contact Caitlin Yoder at 574-372-5100, ext. 6453, for other questions.

The art contest is one of four Lilly Center programs that focus on K-12 education. Lake Adventure Day, Classroom Lake Experience and destination field trips round out the rest. To learn more and find out how your school, classroom or children can benefit, visit lakes.grace.edu.

The following organizations provided the necessary funding for the Lilly Center Art Contest during the 2019-20 school year: city of Warsaw Stormwater Utility, Clearwater Car Wash, Dekko Foundation, Didage & Surgical Power, Kay Young - Todd Realty, Medtronic, Mutual Bank, The Papers, The Watershed Foundation and Zimmer Biomet.