Calling all budding artists: the Tahoma Audubon Society’s 13th Annual Student Bird Drawing Contest is now underway for Pierce County students.
This year, eligible students are asked to draw or paint either a Northern Saw-whet Owl, a Western Bluebird or a Harlequin Duck in its native habitat of Mount Rainier National Park. Drawings can be done in a variety of media, such as colored pencil, crayon, water color or pastels providing it is flat, will not smudge, and is within the paper size limitation, which is 11 inches x 14 inches.
Judges will be looking for drawings that show knowledge of the bird and its habitat, artistic creativity, and creative ability. Prizes and certificates will be given to first, second and third place winners from each category. Tahoma Audubon states that the prizes are related to art and birding.
Eligible students must be Pierce County residents in second grade through seventh grade. Contest age categories have been divided up as follows: Grades 2-3, Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-7.
Completed artwork must be submitted with a postmark no later than May 25, 2012 to: Bird Drawing Contest c/o Tahoma Audubon Society, 2917 Morrison Rd. West, University Place, WA 98466. The artist’s name, grade, age, contact information, an email address of the parent or teacher, and name of the school the student attends must be written on the back of the submitted artwork.
Winners will be notified by June 4. Awards and prizes will be presented at the June 21 membership meeting of Tahoma Audubon at the Tacoma Nature Center. Winners will be recognized in the July/August issue of Tahoma Audubon’s newsletter, The Towhee.
More information including contest rules and entry form can be found on the Tahoma Audubon’s website. For more information email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-565-9278.