Especially for Youth

• Art Contest for 4th and 5th Grade Students. Students will become acquainted with the size, shapes, and colors of birds by drawing them. Pictures will be awarded prizes and have an opportunity to appear in local newspapers. Pictures must follow processing rules and be presented to the Washington County School District by January 17. Call 435-673-0996 for more information.

Art Contest Rules


“Birds and Water in Flight”


Objective: Create an art piece that reflects how you perceive birds in relation to the 2018 theme.

  1. Art competition is open to all Washington County School District 4th & 5th grade students.
  1. All entries must have the artist’s full name,  address, phone number, school and teacher’s name printed on the back of the artwork.
  1. Paper size: 8 ½” X 11”.
  1. Entries must be done on paper that will allow for duplication, display and framing.
  1. Entries may be done in crayon, colored pencil, watercolor, or Teacher’s choice.
  1. All entries must be submitted to the Washington County District Office by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 16, 2018 for judging.

Judging/Reward Notes:

  1. The top 20 pieces of art from each of the schools will advance to the final round of judging. The final round of judging will take place in mid-January 2018.
  1. All Art pieces will be on display at the Children’s Museum.  Winning Artists will receive free tickets to Museum for family members.
  1. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to the Artists for his/her creative, realistic, and colorful expression related to the 2018 theme.   This will take place during the Winter Bird Festival, Friday, January 26 on the 3rd Floor of the Children’s Museum 6:00 to 6:30 pm.


If you have questions about contest, please contact Robert Schmidt, Coordinator of Fine Arts, Washington County School District, at 435-673-3553. ext. 5175 or contact Marilyn Davis, Winter Bird Festival, at 435-673-0996.

• Hawkwatch International will have live birds on display. Any age – Mom, Dad and kids will love seeing the beautiful specimens up close and personal. Three presentations available.

• Jr. Birder Program is open for kids 8 – 12. They will learn about habitats, how to identify different bird species, why birds are important and keep our lives safer. They will find how forests, deserts, and water sources play an important part in our lives. They will earn a Jr. Birder Certificate. Jr. Birders will then be invited to all future Field Trips for Red Cliffs Audubon members (parents also invited).

• Home Depot Workshop – Saturday, January 27 — 10:00 to 3:00. Learn to make a birdhouse for the birds in your yard with the experts. Free and lots of FUN.