Yampa Valley Crane Festival Poster Contest
The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, Inc. (CCCC) initiated the Yampa Valley Crane Festival Poster Contest for kids ages 10-15. The contest runs May – July and encourages kids to learn about Sandhill Cranes and our festival and engage in the arts. The winner is awarded $100 cash prize and the winning poster gets displayed throughout the Yampa Valley, on the CCCC website and on social media.
2023 Poster Contest Winner
Congratulations to Antigone Loomis (14 years old), this year’s winner of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival Poster Contest!
About CCCC and Yampa Valley Crane Festival
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 called Crops for Cranes where CCCC works with ranchers/farmers and environmental organizations to leave grain crops for Sandhill Cranes during the fall just prior to migration.
The Yampa Valley Crane Festival takes place over Labor Day weekend in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, and Craig, Colorado and features guided crane-viewings, bird and nature walks, expert speakers, films, crane and bird art, children and family activities, and more! The festival occurs during fall staging when cranes gather in large numbers in the fall to feed and gain energy for their migration south.