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Students competed in “Love Elephants” contest from the LAUSD-IFAW-Adopt the Arts program and finalists won some pretty cool cash for their contributions. The contest was open to students in grades K-6 in the L.A. Unified School District. (click on the link to see the student's art work; thirteen very cool elephant drawings.)

The purpose was to secure funding for schools by having kids draw an elephant. In May of this year, students competed in the art contest at the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica to win their share of $2,000 in prize money. There were first, second and third place winners.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare, Adopt the Arts and the school district, created the project to "build knowledge and critical thinking about one of the world’s most beloved animals," according to fund's website. The district also wants to make as one of it's goals, the use of arts projects for more traditional learning, such as language arts, science and social studies.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare's website includes classroom materials and other resources for teachers.

The artwork was displayed for three weeks at the end of May and beginning of June at the arts center and was judged by celebrity musicians and actors. The money was donated by a local coffee shop.

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