Kids' Coloring Contest
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Parents and grandparents! The future of our natural world lies in the hands of our children, so we want to inspire within them a sense of appreciation for birds and the environment. Why not make it fun? Get involved in our monthly Coloring Contests, featuring a different bird each month. Pick up your contest pages and return them to us by the end of the month. On or around the 1st of the following month, we'll hold a random drawing to select a winner of a goody bag of prizes from our store.
After the winner is drawn, we feature all the submissions on our Facebook page, here on our website, and on our walls in the store, where they remain through the next whole month. Thank you for your creativity and excitement!
April's Contest - Welcome Back Birds
Congratulations to April's Coloring Contest winner, William Campbell, age 12. Because of our partnership with the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, William won 4 FREE tickets to the Ford House's "Welcome Back Birds!" event. We would like to thank the Ford House, all 55 of these young artists, and the parents, grandparents, teachers and friends who got their little ones involved. This was a record-breaking month for participation in our coloring contest - we appreciate you!
March's Contest - House Finch
Congrats to this month's winner, Jack Ceresa, age 8! What great participation and creativity from all of these young artists!!
February's Contest - Northern Cardinal
Let's give Riva Johnson a hand for her creativity (and persistence! as Riva has been participating in our contests for a while now)! Thanks to all who participate and help bring young people and nature together.
January's Contest - Tufted Titmouse
Congratulations to our first coloring contest winner of the new year - Delaney!! Such a variety of colors, patterns, and shading. Thanks for getting excited about birds with us! :)
December 2017: Snowy Owl
Thank you for all those who participated in December's contest, where we celebrated Snowy Owls. The winner this time was Grace Quinn, age 12. A special thanks to all those who took part in any of our 2017 coloring contests- you make our days more colorful!
November 2017: Wild Turkey
We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend! Above is our winner, Sophia W., age 13. Below are the rest of the submissions. Did you know, a group of turkeys can be referred to as a “raffle"?
October 2017: Sandhill Cranes
Congratulations to this month's winner, Allie Mattes, Age 10. Thank you, Allie, for bringing us sunshine, rainbows, and great big smiles!
September 2017: Northern Flicker
Our winner this month was Avery Draskovich, Age 9. What a magical way to color this magical bird species! Great job kids!!
August 2017: Nuthatches
Congratulations to our most recent coloring contest winner, Claire Nurse, Age 8. We love seeing the children's joy, and of course, we love nuthatches!
July 2017: Woodpecker
Congratulations to this month's winner, Dez Peoples, who has been participating in our contests for months and months! We have everything in this bunch from classic to colorful, realistic to whimsical. Thank you kids!!!
June 2017: Hummingbirds
This month's winner was 4 year old Cobie Mohan, who painted her family of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Great work everyone!
May 2017: Owls
Emily Giffer, age 11, was randomly chosen to win our owl coloring contest this month! What sweet little owls, and such a variety of colors and styles!
April 2017: Orioles
This month's "O is for Oriole" coloring contest winner was 11 year old Joseph Olejniczak. Great work kids; we were excited to see these colorful birds and the real orioles who were starting to migrate through!
March 2017: Bluebirds
Great job to our coloring contest kids, including the winner Lorenzo Cavaliere, age 10.
February 2017: Love Birds
Love was in the air this month with our lovebirds-themed coloring contest. Such sweet little birds, and congratulations to winner Audrey Schena, age 10.
January 2017: Belted Kingfisher
This was a cool contest with a bird as awesome as the Belted Kingfisher. These birds rock! Our winner was 5 year old Ana Garay-Garcia.
December 2016: Cardinals
These cheery Cardinals keep our winter days bright! Annelies-Heleen Vandenplas, age 8, was this month's winner.
November 2016: Wild Turkey
So many Turkeys on our walls this month! We are thankful for such great participation. The winner this month was Addy Christian, age 5.
October 2016: Great Horned Owl
Daisy Jablonowski, age 5, won this month's coloring contest, featuring a Great-horned Owl for a Halloween feel!
September 2016: American Goldfinch
The winning prize this month went to 9 year old Molly Lucido, who did a marvelous job coloring this American Goldfinch picture. Thank you artists!
August 2016: Northern Cardinal
We had great levels of participation this month, with some Northern Cardinals ranging in color from red to blue and everything in between! Great job to all participants, including winner 10 year old Lina Baer.
July 2016: Eastern Bluebird
Bryce Scecluna, age 4, was excited to be the winner of our second-ever monthly coloring contest. The kids' did a fabolous job coloring these Eastern Bluebirds, and some kids even turned them into another species altogether! How cool is that!
June 2016: Our First Coloring Contest - Hummingbird!
We were so happy to present our first coloring contest price to winner Oscar Tomezak, age 4. Oscar participated with his older siblings but didn't think he would win. He's very interested in birds and we were so happy to see his enthusiasm!! Keep up the good work, kids!