Nature has inspired art since, well, there was art. The first artwork ever produced were animals appearing in cave drawings thousands of years ago. The people who drew them were inspired by the natural beauty around them. (OK, we don’t know exactly what inspired them, but it’s a good bet they drew what was important to them.)

In spirit of celebrating what’s important to us, Project EverGreen is once again running its Art of Green Spaces poster contest. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade will submit posters that reflect both their artistic talent and their interpretation of what green spaces mean to them.

It’s really amazing the talent and variety of ways students across the country celebrate green spaces. Last year, there were more than 1,800 entries from 40 states. The poster contest helps support Project EverGreen’s mission to “preserve and enhance green spaces in our communities where we live, work and play.”

To learn more about the Art of Green Spaces program click here.