MSU sponsors children’s art contest

The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites children to use their creative talents in an art contest that celebrates the connection between humans and animals.

As part of the Human-Animal Bond Lecture Series, sponsored by Nestle Purina, the veterinary college encourages children in first through fifth grades to submit an original print, drawing or painting that fits within the theme “Arctic Adventure.” The artwork should be no larger than 11 inches by 14 inches.

One entry per student is allowed. The deadline for submission is Oct. 11.

Winners will be announced by Oct. 25. All of the artwork will be displayed in the college’s second-floor foyer from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4. First-, second- and third-place winners will be awarded a certificate and invited to have their picture taken with Bully on Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m.

Please contact Melissa Montgomery at (662) 325-5170 or to get a registration form, or visit