Events  |  November 10, 2021

Art of Conservation Songbird Art Contest

The Art of Conservation® Songbird Art Contest™ is a new art competition hosted by Wildlife Forever, focused on sharing the wonder and species diversity of North American songbirds. Building off the successful Wildlife Forever Fish Art Contest® and inspired by the legacy of artist and conservationist Jay Norwood Darling, participants will learn about a North American Songbird Species and compete for prizes and international recognition.

Young birders and budding bird artists ranging from high school to kindergarten are encouraged to enter Wildlife Forever’s 2021 Songbird Art Contest through November 30th. Students can create an original illustration of 1 of 5 species, including a Black-Capped Chickadee, American Robin, Wood Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, or Veery. For students in grades 4 through 12, you must include a one-page creative writing essay about the bird you illustrated. Art and creative writing emphasize the Art of Conservation Program established by Wildlife Forever.

A judging event will be held in December with avian biologists, local birders and partner organizations with winners being announced on National Bird Day, January 5th. Winners will be honored in 4 different grade categories: K thru 3rd grade, 4th thru 6th grades, 7th thru 9th grades, and high school grades 10 thru 12. You must submit your entry by the end of this month, November 30th! Follow the link to learn more!