BISMARCK, ND- Keep North Dakota Clean is holding an art contest for K through 12th grade students and the winner gets a very special prize.
The contest challenges students to create artwork that reflects their knowledge about the responsibility we have to keep our state clean and eco-friendly.
Keep ND Clean sorted through hundreds of drawings and decided on their winners in 11 different categories.
The student with the first place work of art in each category will have their picture turned into a billboard in or near their hometown. Jim Collins with Keep ND clean says he was blown away by the talent of each student.
"You're just amazed at what these kids can do... what the students do across the state," Collins says.
Besides a billboard first, second, and third place finalists receive a cash prize and an invitation to a luncheon ceremony.
At the ceremony they will receive a signed certificate from the governor and a photo with State Superintendent, Kirsten Baesler.