2020 Crane-Inspired Creative Arts Contest
As part of our organization’s efforts to promote public awareness of the cranes and the arts in the younger generation, CCCC sponsors the Crane-inspired Creative Arts Contest. High school seniors in Routt and Moffat counties are invited to submit entries in three categories:
Category 1 Writing – (an essay or story of 750-1500 words)
Category 2 Poetry – (a collection of 3 poems)
Category 3 Other creative arts media – (painting, digital art, photography, etc.)
The work has to be original and accurately reflect the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of our Greater Sandhill Cranes. Judging is done by a panel of experts in each category.
Thanks to the generous donations of two of our crane supporters who fund this contest, the first-place winner in each category is awarded a $1500 scholarship. In addition, an Honorable Mention scholarship worth $500 is awarded in each category.
We are pleased to share with you all the entries we received in this year’s Crane-inspired Creative Arts Contest: https: www.steamboatcreates.org/colorado-crane-conservation-coalition/
Please be advised that all of these pieces of work are protected by copyright.
The winners of this year’s contest are:
Category 1 – Writing
First place: Liz Ruzicka, “When They Take Flight” (Steamboat Springs High School)
Honorable Mention: Jadyn Ellis “Shots Heard ‘Round the Cereal Fields…” (Soroco High School)
Category 2- Poetry
First Place: Makala Herndon, “I am the Sandhill Crane” (Moffat County High School)
Honorable Mention: Hayden Short, “Misty Sky” (Moffat County High School)
Category 3 – Other Artistic Media
First Place: Lauren Ehrlich, “Majestic Cranes in the Valley” (Steamboat Springs High School)
Honorable Mention: Reece Underhill, “Cranes of Colorado” (Steamboat Springs High School)