With a mission of reducing plastic bag usage, Bring Your Own Darien is hosting a children's art contest.

The art contest is an effort to raise children's awareness of plastic bag usage and promote reusable bags to reduce environmental damage. The event will be at the Darien Nature Center on Saturday, Nov.  3, from 10 a.m. to noon 12 pm.

Art supplies will be provided. Art contest submissions should measure 12 inches by 12 inches or smaller, and may be in color or black and white. The winning submission must include the words "BYO Darien, CT," and will become Bring Your Own Darien's new logo, which will be printed on bags and other BYO Darien items.

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 15, and the winner will be announced by Jan. 15, 2019. Only one entry may be submitted per person. As a condition of entering the contest, the participant agrees that if his or her artwork is selected as the winning entry, all of the participant's right, title and interest in and to the copyright for the artwork will be assigned to BYO Darien.  The participant agrees to execute and deliver additional documents as required.

For more information, contact Paola Sordoni at 203-997-8777 or Catherine Bailey at 646-509-9872.