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Calling All Students

I Love My County Because...

NACo's "I Love My County Because..." art contest bolsters civic education and educates communities around the role of county government. Students grade levels K-12 are invited to submit artwork, with winning entries included in an annual calendar.

Students from all U.S. counties, boroughs and parishes are eligible to enter. Applications for the 2023 contest are due September 29!

Submit Your Artwork

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