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Songbird Art Contest 2022Songbird Art Contest 2022

Songbird Art Contest 2022

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The Songbird Art Contest is a new art competition that is focused on sharing the wonder and species diversity of North American songbirds.

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, 2023.

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The Songbird Art Contest is free and open to all persons in grades K-12 (aged 5-18 years old).


  • Only one entry is allowed per person
  • previous entries are not eligible.
  • Art must be original handwork creation

Artwork Specifications:

  • Size Range: Between 8-9” tall and 11”-12” wide, up to 1/4” thick without mat or frame
  • Art must feature any species from the Official Songbird List.
  • All mediums except digitally rendered art as well as photographs are accepted.
  • In addition, art must be free of writing including signatures or initials.

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Creative Writing Specifications:

  •  Length should be no more than one side of one page, typed or handwritten, with the contestant’s name, grade, and state on the front or back.
  •  Creative writing should show the contestants knowledge, connection to and/or understanding of their chosen
    songbird species.
  • Also, you can decorate the submissions, have illustrations or be creative in appearance but the words should be the main focus of the piece.
  • Creative writing is not required for contestants in grades K-3 and international participants.

Artwork Return Specifications:

  • Entries submitted by a US formal public or private school classroom teacher and all US 1st place winners will
    receive free return shipping of their artwork and a certificate of participation for each student.
  • US participants who would like their artwork returned must include a $10 payment payable to Wildlife Forever.
  • International Participants do not require Creative Writing.
  • Furthermore, if you choose to send your entry by mail, please know that organiser will not be able to return it.

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How to Enter

  1. Select one of the following species from the Official Songbird List:
  • The American Robin
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Veery
  • Wood Thrush
  • Black-Capped Chickadee


2. Utilize books and reputable online resources to research your bird species.

3. Create your Songbird Art Entry consisting of two parts:

Part A

An original horizontal or vertical illustration between 8.5″- 9″ tall and 11″- 12″ wide in size featuring any of the species above.

Part B

A personally written essay (one side of one page) sharing what you learned about your songbird.

The jury panel will judge and award the essays, but contestants in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade or from countries other than the USA do not require it.

4. Complete a contest Entry Form.

5. Finally, submit your Entry.

  • Option 1: Mail your entry to Wildlife Forever, ATTN Songbird Art Contest. 5350 Highway 61 N Suite 7, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 after completing the entry form.
  • Option 2: Submit your artwork digitally via the entry form

Furthermore, the announcement of the winners will be on January 5th, 2022.

Please visit the official website to learn more!



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 November,2021
Open toall nationalities
Organizerwild life forever
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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