FARMINGTON — A Taylorsville teen has captured the Best of Show award in the 14th annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival student art contest.
Natasha Pruhs’ piece, one of 465 entries depicting the black-crowned night heron, will be spotlighted on the cover of the 2013 bird festival program, said Neka Roundy, festival coordinator.
The student art contest is sponsored by the Davis County Commissioners’ Cup Golf Tournament and Country Inns and Suites.
Roundy said school classes, organizations and individuals submitted entries.
Entries for the 2013 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival student art contest are due May 4. The featured bird is the long-billed dowitcher.
Other first-place winners this year in the various age categories are: Mariah Clark, of George Washington High School in Ogden, in the 10th- to 12th-grade age group; Natalie Clawson, of Central Davis Junior High School in Layton, in the seventh- to ninth-grade age group; Nancy Wang, of Riverton, in the fourth- to sixth-grade age group; and Ivan Richardson, of St. George, in the kindergarten to third-grade age group.
According to the festival website, last year’s student art contest drew more than 700 entries.