Student Bird Art Contest with Cash Awards Sponsored by Redwood Audubon and Friends of the Marsh

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This is a press release from the Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM):

March 20 Deadline for Student Bird Art Contest Entries


For the 17th year, Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society are co-sponsoring a Student Bird Art Contest in conjunction with Godwit Days. At least $550 in prizes will be awarded to Humboldt County students from kindergarten through high school who submit a drawing of one of 40 suggested species or another common local bird. Prize(s) also will be awarded for the best rendition of a bird in its natural habitat.


Entries will be judged by local wildlife artists and educators. Awards will be presented at the Silver Anniversary Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival on Saturday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. All entries will be displayed at the Arcata Community Center during the Festival and copies of cash-prize-winning artwork will be shown at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center during May and June.


A flyer with complete rules and a list of suggested birds to draw is posted at and or can be picked up at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 South G Street, Arcata. Flyers have been mailed to all schools in Humboldt County.


Artwork may be dropped off at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center or mailed to Sue Leskiw, 155 Kara Lane, McKinleyville CA 95519. Entries must be received by Friday, March 20 to be considered. Questions should be e-mailed to [email protected].


One comment

  • I’ve gotta make the Godwit Days migration festival in April. My admiration goes out to all kids who put their energy into their piece that enters into this contest. I love Humboldt’s love of nature.

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