2019 California Fall Challenge Kids Bird Art Contest
Science and art come together in this fun contest! Share your work. Compete for prizes. Free! Register now!
See examples of past artwork in our contest video!
We invite kids ages 3-17 to spend time outside recording information about birds in your neighborhood or nearby park/refuge. Collect all your observations together in a scientific drawing with notes, like a page in a field guide (see below for suggested guided questions). Category and Merit awards will be given. Artwork will be featured at current and future SFBBO events as well as displayed on website and social media.
Contest Dates: Submissions due by Oct. 4, 2019. Winners will be contacted on Oct. 11 and awarded in three age categories: ages 3-7 years (see modified guidelines), 8-11 years, and 12-17 years at the SFBBO Annual Membership Meeting on October 27, 2019. Category winners are invited, but attendance is not required.
Contest Categories: We will judge submissions in three age categories, 3-7 years, 8-11 years, and 12-17 years. See our Entry Guidelines for category descriptions and rules.
Contest Prizes: The first 100 contestants will receive a guest pass to CuriOdyssey. Thank you to CuriOdyssey for this wonderful donation! The winner of each age category will win a copy of The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling. Thank you to author and nature artist John Muir Laws for donating his books!
How to Register: This contest is FREE! Participants who donate $50 or more when they enter this free contest can receive the 2019 CFC T-Shirt! (design coming soon, adult shirt sizes only). Please register at this link. Registration is FREE!
How to Submit Artwork: On back of artwork, please use pencil to legibly and clearly write artist name, age, hometown, and both artist and parent email (if applicable). Drop off or mail entries to arrive by October 4 to SFBBO, 524 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035. Limit one entry per artist. All entries become the property of SFBBO and will not be returned. Entries may appear on the SFBBO website and social media, and at current and future events. Please contact us at 408-946-6548 ext. 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
How to Peer-to-Peer Fundraise with Artwork: You can also use your Kids Bird Art Contest artwork to help raise money for SFBBO. Consider creating a fundraiser on your Facebook page using your Kids Bird Art Contest entry and asking people to donate a certain amount to SFBBO for each "like" your artwork receives. We can also create a page for you on our website where you can showcase your artwork and ask for donations to support bird conservation.
Questions: Please write to email@example.com or call (408) 946-6548 ext. 2 with questions. Please download the PDF below for our flier.