North Dakota Geological Survey
National Fossil Day Activities
Come join the NDGS staff in celebration of National Fossil Day! There will be activities from 10am-5pm, located at the Heritage Center in Bismarck. An identification table will be available throughout the celebration – Geologists, Paleontologist, and Archaeologists will be available to help identify your rocks, fossils, and artifacts.
With National Fossil Day also comes an art contest! This year’s theme is: Caring for our fossil heritage.
Wander through the Adaptation Gallery: Geologic Time in the Heritage Center to get ideas. Don’t live in Bismarck? Visit your local museum instead! View amazing creatures from a long-lost seaway up in the Pembina State Museum. Explore the same area that Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops used to roam in Bowman’s Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. There are museums and fossil exhibits all over the State.
Maybe you enjoy visiting museums across our state, or hunting in your own backyard for treasures. Fossils can pop up in many places across North Dakota, and keeping them safe for future generations is a very important task. Your artwork should focus on how people care for and learn from fossils.
Entries must be received by Friday, October 6, 2017.
Any North Dakota resident, of any age.
All artwork must be 2D (two dimensional). Your medium can be crayon, marker, photography, painting, digital, and more, but cannot exceed 8.5” tall and 11” wide.
To be judged, all entries must include:
Friday, October 6th, 2017.
Your art will be judged on creativity, originality, quality, and relevance to the topic (favorite ND fossil). Judges will include staff from the ND Geological Survey, and the ND State Historical Society. Entries will be broken into the following categories:
Winning artwork will appear on the ND Geological Survey website(https://www.dmr.nd.gov/ndfossil/), and will be on display for a year in the Adaptation Gallery: Geologic Time.
By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees to allow the NDGS and SHSND to use his or her name to post on the NDGS and SHSND websites, without compensation unless prohibited. All entries and all rights of ownership in and to the entries, including all rights to use, reproduce, publish, modify, edit, and distribute the same will become the exclusive property of NDGS and will not be returned. NDGS reserves the right to edit, modify, copyright, publish, use, and reproduce any and all entries without further compensation. The NDGS and SHSND, are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or postage-due entries.