MASON CITY | The North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team is seeking student entries for its 13th annual art/writing contest. 

The contest is for North Iowa K-12 students from as far west as Britt, as far east as Charles City, as far south as Hampton, and as far north as Northwood-Kensett and Lake Mills. It is open to public, private and home schooled students. 

Students should express what diversity means to them in their entries, which can be mailed or delivered to Leslie Behm, Mason City Community School District, 1515 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, IA 50401. 

All entries must be received by Feb. 9. 

There will be first- and second-place cash prizes in art and writing for each level — elementary, middle school and high school. All winners will also receive a free copy of a book with all contest entries included. 

The awards program is scheduled for 5 to 6 p.m. March 8 at Lincoln Intermediate School's gym, 1625 S. Pennsylvania Ave.

Contact Jane Ginapp at 641-425-3307 for more information.