In early June, the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission held its annual Arts and Language Arts Contest awards ceremony at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion. Attendees included winners in each age category of both the art and language arts contests. Deputy Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and LEEC member, Dr. Alex Appeaning, addressed the award winners. Dr. Appeaning stressed the importance of protecting the watersheds in each community and how students can be active participates in promoting stewardship. Top overall winners in each category received a monetary prize presented in part by Alcoa Foundation. Following the ceremony, participates were invited to take a group picture with Louisiana Environmental Education Commission members in front of the Governor’s Mansion. For information on next year’s contest, check out the CWPPRA Newsflash on LaCoast.gov for announcements made by the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission.