Visual arts

Students invited to participate in the Crane competition

High school students in Routt and Moffat counties are invited to submit original writing or artwork for the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition’s Creative Art Fellowship competition. The top three winners will receive a scholarship to pursue graduate studies.

Exhibits must accurately reflect the characteristics, behavior and habitat of Rocky Mountain sandhill cranes, and CCCC will accept one entry per student. Students have until March 25 to submit their pieces.

The 2022 competition offers two categories of art: written and visual. For the Written Arts category, entries must be a non-fiction essay or fictional story of 750-1500 words or a group of three poems. For visual arts, entries must be a painting, sketch, photograph or digital artwork.

Students who achieve first place in each category will each receive a $3,000 scholarship. Second place winners in each category will each receive a $1,500 scholarship. An honorable mention winner from one of the categories will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Winners must be enrolled in an institution of higher learning by November 1. Otherwise, the scholarship will be awarded to a finalist who qualifies. The 2022 Yampa Valley Festival takes place September 1-4 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden, and will include daily crane tours, speakers, films, crane art, workshops and family activities.

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