Crane-Inspired Creative Arts
The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, Inc. (CCCC) presents this annual Scholarship Contest to raise awareness of our Rocky Mountain Greater Sandhill Cranes in the younger generation. This contest is for high school seniors in Routt and Moffat counties and encourages students to engage with written and visual arts.
Past entries for the Creative Arts Scholarship Contest.
2022 Winning Entries
We are pleased to share with you the winning entries in the 2022 high school senior Crane-Inspired Creative Arts Scholarship Contest!
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.
We are giving away $10,000 in continuing education scholarships to the winners of this year’s contest. The 1st Place Winners of each category will receive a $3000 scholarship for continuing education. The 2nd Place Winners of each category will receive a $1500 scholarship. The Honorable Mention can be in either category and will receive a $1000 scholarship. Please be advised that all of these pieces of work are protected by copyright.
Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s contest!
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to this scholarship contest.
Category 1 – Written Arts
1st Place Winner: Emma Jones, “The Flight From Boredom to Inspiration” (Moffat County High School)
2nd Place Winner: Halle Hamilton, “Crane-Inspired Haiku Poems” (Moffat County High School)
Category 2 – Visual Arts
1st Place Winner: Reeves Kirby, “Mates for Life” (Steamboat Springs High School)
2nd Place Winner: Olivia Profumo, “Standing Watch Over the Hidden Nest” (Moffat County High School)
Honorable Mention: Katelyn Whaley, “Growth” (Soroco High School)
Mates for Life
by Reeves Kirby
Standing Watch Over the Hidden Nest
by Olivia Profumo
The Flight From Boredom to Inspiration
by Emma Jones
Crane-Inspired Haiku Poems
by Halle Hamilton
Harmony, Grace and Beauty
Symbol of True Love
Long Neck Gray Beauty
Fiery Red Patch Forehead
Sacred and Admired
Dust Colored Sandhills
Dance in the Open Meadow
Their Journey Keeps On
by Katelyn Whaley
Thank you to Gail Jensen for donating the money for this Scholarship Contest.