$10,000 in Scholarships in 2021 in honor of the 10th year of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival and CCCC!
Crane-inspired Creative Arts Scholarship Contest
The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, Inc. (CCCC) invites all high school seniors in Routt and Moffat counties to submit an original piece of writing, visual art, or performing art inspired by our Rocky Mountain Population of Greater Sandhill Cranes to the CCCC Creative Arts Scholarship Contest.
The 2021 contest offers THREE categories of art:
- Category 1: Written Arts. A nonfictional essay or fictional story of 750-1500 words or a group of three poems.
- Category 2: Visual Arts. A painting, sketch, photograph or digital art.
- Category 3: Performing Arts. A song, dance, musical composition or skit lasting 2- 5 minutes.
The work must be original and accurately reflect the physical characteristics, behavior and habitat of our Rocky Mountain Greater Sandhill Cranes. CCCC will accept only one entry per student.
The First-Place winner in each category will receive a $2,000 scholarship. The Second-Place winner in each category will receive a $1,000 scholarship. An Honorable Mention winner from any of the categories will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The scholarship awards are contingent on the winner’s acceptance into a continuing education institution. If the winner is not registered by November 1 of the year of the award, the scholarship will be awarded in sequence to a runner-up who qualifies.
CCCC thanks our generous donor, Gail Jensen, for making these scholarships possible.
CCCC will have the right to use all submissions, with appropriate author credit, for publicity purposes. Judges will be selected by the CCCC Board of Directors. Please note that CCCC may not give an award in a category if judges determine no entries are of sufficient quality or meet qualifications.
If possible, all entries will be displayed at the Art Depot in Steamboat Springs during the month of April 2021, including for the First Friday Art Walk on April 2.
The deadline for submission is MARCH 25, 2021. No late entries will be accepted.
On or before March 25, entrants are to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: last name, first name, address (street or PO box), city, zip code, phone number, email address, school, category and subcategory (e.g., Category 1 Written Arts, Poetry) and title. Please also put the title on the work itself but do NOT include your name or any identifying information on the work in order to ensure impartial judging.
- For Category 1, attach a word document or pdf of the work to the email above.
- For Category 2, attach a photo of the piece to the email above. Additionally, the original piece must be framed or otherwise prepared for wall-hanging, and before March 31, delivered to CCCC’s office.
- For Category 3, attach or send a video to the email above. If video is too large for email, send an email with submission information and mail a USB flash drive to: CCCC 40625 County Road 69A Hayden, CO 81639 Attn: Erin Gelling.
Each entry email will be acknowledged by Erin Gelling, CCCC’s Program Director. A second email will go to entrants with details of arrangements for display at the Art Depot and for drop-off and pick-up of the work at CCCC’s office. If entrants have any questions, please contact Erin Gelling by email at email@example.com or by phone at 970-276-1933.
Judging will occur after March 25 and winners will be announced in May. Entrants are asked to pick up their entry from the CCCC office between May 1 and May 15, after which it will become the property of CCCC.
The winners will be announced on CCCC’s website, in various media, at the award assembly of each area high school, as well as from the podium during the 2021 Yampa Valley Crane Festival.
CCCC encourages Routt and Moffat County seniors to participate, learn, create and enjoy!
Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, Inc. (CCCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that conserves and protects the Rocky Mountain Population of Greater Sandhill Cranes and their habitat using science and education to connect people with this iconic species. CCCC seeks to raise awareness of cranes and the threats they face today through the annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival, the Crane Nest Cam and videos, Crane Photo Contest, third-grade and community crane educational presentations, the First Crane Sighting Contest, the Crane Coloring Contest and the CCCC Crane-inspired Creative Arts Scholarship Contest for high school seniors. CCCC also sponsors an on-the-ground habitat improvement program known as Crops for Cranes. For this program, CCCC collaborates with private landowners and other conservation organizations to establish designated areas in the Yampa Valley where grain crops are left for the cranes just prior to migration.