Nebraska artists, amateurs and professionals, are invited to participate in an egg artistry contest to represent the state in the 2001 White House Easter Egg Display.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Poultry and Egg Division sponsor the Nebraska contest.

Decorated eggs must depict one or more special feature(s) of Nebraska. In previous years, artists have adorned eggs with landscapes, state symbols, beads, feathers and various other designs representative of Nebraska.

Entries for this year's contest are due Sept. 7. Entries will be on display for public viewing and judging at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery Gift Show, 451 North 12th St., on the University of Nebraska City Campus, in Lincoln, Sept. 9 through Oct. 10.

Only Nebraska residents, including previous winning artists, are eligible. Amateur and professional artists are encouraged to participate. Contestants must contact the Poultry and Egg Division, at the address below, to enter the contest and receive specific contest criteria: Mary Torell, Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Poultry and Egg Division, PO Box 830908, Lincoln, NE 68583-0908; telephone, 402-472-0752.

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