Kids Bird Art Contest 2021
In honor of SFBBO's 40th anniversary, we invite kids ages 3-17 to share their favorite moments with birds with us! Tell a story about a memorable experience you had with birds in nature and create a drawing that reflects that encounter. Prizes will be awarded for each age category!
Contest Dates: Submissions are due by October 1, 2021. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and early submissions are encouraged! Winners will be contacted by October 15 and awards will be handed out at the SFBBO Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, October 30. 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.
To Enter: Register below. After registering, you will receive a link to digitally submit your artwork. If the artwork is created on traditional media, the participant may upload a high resolution scan. If the participant chooses to mail in their submission, please use pencil to clearly write the artist name, age, hometown, and the artist and/or parent email (if applicable) on the back of the artwork. Drop off or mail entries to arrive by October 1st to SFBBO, 524 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035.
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.
Questions: Contact email@example.com or call (408) 946-6548 ext. 2.
Guided Questions to Enrich Your Story
These questions are intended to help artists (and mentors) work together to look and observe more closely. You don’t need to answer all of these questions to create a great story, but the more questions you ask and wonder about, the more you will discover and see.
- Why does this experience with the bird stand out to you?
- How did the bird make you feel?
- Why did you choose this bird? What elements of the bird stood out to you? (Feather colors, size, movements, behaviors, etc.)
- Where does this story take place? What time of day is it? What is the weather like?
- What type of mood am I trying to depict in this particular short story?
- Where is the bird located (air, tree, on the ground, in water, near water…)? Did you see it in more than one place? Is there a name for the particular habitat (marsh, forest, bay, river, ocean, etc.)? What do you think they might like about their chosen spot?
- Does the bird make any kind of noise? Can you describe or write out the song or noise? Does it remind you of anything?