Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition (CCCC) Unveils our Newly Expanded Crane-inspired Creative Arts Contest
$5,000 in Scholarships to be awarded in 2019*
We invite all high school seniors in Routt and Moffat counties to submit an original piece of writing or artwork inspired by our Greater Sandhill Cranes to the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition Creative Arts Contest.
The 2019 contest offers THREE Categories of art:
- Category 1: Writing. An essay (non-fiction) or story (fiction) of 750-1500 words.
- Category 2: Poetry. A group of three poems.
- Category 3: Other artistic media, e.g., painting, music, digital art, photography.
The work must be original and accurately reflect the physical characteristics, behavior and habitat of the species. CCCC will accept only one entry per student.
*The winner in each category will receive a $1500 scholarship. A $500 honorable mention scholarship will be awarded from any one of the three categories.
The prize awards are dependent 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 can qualify.
CCCC will have the right to use all submissions, with appropriate author credit, for publicity purposes.
The deadline for submission is April 1, 2019. All entries should be submitted 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 medium for Category 3) and title of entry.
For Category 3, we request that a photo of the piece be included in the above email. Shortly after the April 1 deadline, we will notify students submitting work in Category 3 where to bring the actual, original work. For music, we request both a copy of the music and a recording. Students will be responsible for the delivery of the work in early April and for pick up of the work after the judging has been completed.
Judges will be selected by the CCCC Board of Directors, and the winners will be announced by the end of May.
The winners will be announced on the CCCC’s website, in various media, at the award assembly of each area high school, as well as from the podium during the Yampa Valley Crane Festival. A reception for the winners and their families will occur in early June.
Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, Inc. (CCCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to ensure the protection of Greater Sandhill Cranes and their habitat in Northwest Colorado. CCCC seeks to raise awareness of cranes and the threats they face today through the annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival and Crane Photo Contest, the third grade and community crane educational presentations, the First Crane Sighting Contest, the Elementary School Crane Coloring Contest and now the CCCC Creative Arts Contest for high school seniors. CCCC also sponsors an on-the-ground habitat improvement program known as Crops for Cranes. CCCC works 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 their fall migration.