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50th Anniversary Art Contest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR & Marketing Manager
WISH THE PHOENIX ZOO A HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ARTWORK
Artwork to be displayed in PhoenixSkyHarborAirport for travelers to see
PHOENIX (May 17, 2012) – 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Phoenix Zoo, one of the largest non-profit zoos in the country. What began as a vision of one man, Robert E. Maytag, with help from the local community as well as countless volunteers and employees, has grown into a thriving organization that has been internationally recognized in the field of conservation, has provided unique experiences for guests to view native and exotic species of animals and has contributed to countless memories, photo opportunities and outdoor fun for millions of guests.
To honor this long standing cultural attraction, the Phoenix Zoo will be showcased in Terminal 4 of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport starting in August. In addition to display cases that will highlight our conservation efforts and animal inspired art, the Zoo is looking for children to send us their own masterpieces, wishing the Zoo a Happy 50th Anniversary to be displayed for hundreds of thousands of travelers to see. Feel free to express your creativity and let your imaginations run wild as you compete to be one of 50 lucky entries that will be on display in this bustling terminal through the end of 2012.
The contest is open to children ages 3 to 17 and artwork must be submitted on an 8.5”x11” sheet of paper. Originals works of art are preferred, but digital files in JPEG or TIFF format, 300dpi, saved on CD or DVD will also be accepted. Please include the child’s first name and age on the back of the entry, as well as contact information on a separate piece of paper. Entries may be mailed or dropped off to the Phoenix Zoo at the following address by June 1, 2012. For more information contact the Phoenix Zoo at 602.273.1341.
Phoenix Zoo 50th Anniversary Art Contest
455 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
About the Phoenix Zoo
The Phoenix Zoo is a non-profit zoological park that serves 1.4 million guests annually. Home to more than 1, 100 animals and many endangered and threatened species, the Zoo provides experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. For information on upcoming events, exhibits and activities at the Phoenix Zoo, visit www.phoenixzoo.org. The Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. The AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. To learn more, visit www.aza.org.