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Release Date: 09/11/12
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BLM Announces the Winners of the General Land Office Art Contest (09-11-12)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management, Public Lands Foundation and the Center of the American West are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 General Land Office Art Contest. Colorado high school students participated in an art contest commemorating the 200th anniversary of the GLO. 

The contest winners are:
First Place ($500): Shannon Mulqueen – Junior at Chatfield High School. Her piece, “Rings of Colorado” is a ceramic tree stump with tiered glazes for the finish. The hand carved rings on the stump represent the 200-year anniversary of the GLO. 

Second Place ($250): Theresa Crow – Junior at Fountain Fort Carson High School. Her piece, “Fountain Creek Nature Center” is an acrylic painting inspired by nature walks she took with her grandmother.
Third Place ($100): Destiny Davis – Sophomore at Fountain Fort Carson High School. Her piece, “Eagle Eyes” is an acrylic painting inspired by looking for rock art with her grandmother throughout the west.
Honorable Mention ($50): Ariea Xu – Sophomore at Rock Canyon High School. Her piece, “Independence Monument” is an acrylic painting inspired by a photo from a recent family trip. 

The Center of the American West provided the judges and the Public Lands Foundation provided the award money. An award ceremony will be held on Sept. 12 at the Nation Possessed: Conflicting Claims on America’s Public Lands at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 09-11-2012