FARMINGTON — The 15th annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is announcing its 2013 student art contest.
The contest is sponsored in part by a grant from the Davis County Commissioners’ Cup Golf Tournament and Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper.
All Utah K-12 students are invited to submit an original color drawing or painting of a long-billed dowitcher using personal observation, field guides or Internet resources to research their artwork, said Neka Roundy, coordinator of the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival.
The long-billed dowitcher is the spotlight bird for the May 16-20 festival. An instructional packet with pictures is available at www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com.
Entries will be judged in one of four grade categories, with winning artists from each category receiving cash prizes, Roundy said.
An overall “Best of Show” image will be chosen and featured on the 2014 festival promotional materials.
Entries must be hand-delivered or postmarked by May 3 to festival headquarters at the Davis County Administration Building, 61 S. Main St., Farmington, UT 84025.
All artwork will be displayed for public viewing.