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OKLAHOMA CITY—If your child has a bit of a creative streak, they can use their talents to pay for college.

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Dr. Pepper have teamed up for the ninth annual “Dr. Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest.”

The competition is open to Oklahoma students from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

Each entry will be judged on creativity and relevance to the contest’s theme, “I spy, water wonders!”

Organizers say water supports all living things, which is why conserving and preserving water is very important.

Students are asked to illustrate how they would conserve water and help save water wonders of all kinds.

Entries will be accepted until March 29.

Participants will have a chance to win one of two grand prizes of $500 in tuition, courtesy of First Security Bank and Dr. Pepper.

The winners will also have their designs displayed on one of two Dr. Pepper vending machines at the zoo.

Entry forms are available at the Oklahoma City Zoo’s website.

The winning designs will be unveiled at the zoo’s Party for the Planet celebration on April 21.