Alejandro DeLeon, Grade 4 “Wintering Sandhill Cranes”
Welcome to Bird City!
Writing and Art Contest for Kids in Grades 1-8
Contest Deadline February 23, 2022
What does a Bird City look like to you?
Think about the possibilities for your real or imagined Bird City.
Why will birds flock to your Bird City?
Where will they live?
What will they eat and drink?
How will they be protected?
How will people celebrate these birds and learn about them?
What makes your Bird City bird-friendly?
Then, take your ideas, real or imaginary, and combine them with your art and/or writing skills to create an artwork, story, poem, letter, or essay to enter in the Welcome to Bird City contest.
Enter the contest in one of two groups: Grades 1– 4 and Grades 5 – 8.
Must be at least 6 years old.
Submissions may be in one of two categories or both:
📝 Writing: Short story (fiction), poetry, letter, or non-fiction essay
🎨 Artwork: two-dimensional in medium of your choice, no larger than 9 x 12
Each category will be judged by grade-group.
Entries are accepted beginning February 1, 2022. The deadline for submitting entries is February 23, 2022.
› 12 winners will receive a $25 Texas State Park gift card
› All contest entries will be displayed at FeatherFest headquarters
› All entries will be included in a special online gallery that will be featured on the FeatherFest website this spring
(See the 2021 gallery below)
› Select entries will be included in a Welcome to Bird City zine
If you have questions, please call: 409-789-8125
Migrating Birds are Traveling Birds 2021 Writing and Art Contest
2021 Art Gallery
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Chloe Doucette, Grade 3 “The Special White Pelican”
Jacob Brechtel, Grade 4 “Sammy the Sandhill Crane”
Jahnessa Long, Kindergarten “Pacific Duck Sunset”
2021 Writing Contest Entries
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