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Student Art Contest

Submit your drawing of a Black-chinned Hummingbird for your chance to win cash prizes!

Photo by Scott Baxter

Student Art Contest Featured Bird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

All Utah students in Preschool and grades K-12 are invited to participate in the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival Student Art Contest for cash prizes. Rules and Guidelines may be found in the 2024 Student Art Contest packet linked below. 

Learn more about the Black-chinned Hummingbird here.
Student Art Contest Packet

All submissions must be received by April 12, 2024 at 4:00 pm. 

Artwork Viewing 

Student artwork is available for viewing in the Auditorium at the Eccles Wildlife Education Center on Friday, May 17th, 2024 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm and on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Student art contest awards will be presented on Friday, May 17th, 2024 at 6:00 pm.

We invite students and families to attend our Opening Night Social, where the student art will be showcased, and awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each age category. There will also be an award presented for the Best of Show. We encourage all participants to come out and participate in our opening social. Light refreshments will be served.


Free Art Workshop

Following the student art awards on Friday, May 17th, all students are invited to stay and attend a FREE art workshop with local artist, Colleen Palmer.

Feathers & Ink: Crafting Birds in Comic Art with Colleen Palmer

Friday, May 17th at 6:30 pm

Dive into the whimsical world of comics - with birds! Join us for a unique workshop by local Salt Lake City comic book artist Colleen Palmer who will teach you the basics of making comics, and then guide the class through a one-of-a-kind drawing session where you’ll create a short comic together! By the end of the presentation, you'll have mastered the essentials of comic creation, along with imaginative techniques to transform realistic birds into stylish illustrations.

Bring your sketchbook and pencils and get ready to draw! Supplies will be provided if you don’t have your own or are just getting started. 

Colleen Palmer Sample
Colleen Palmer Sample 2

2023 Student Art Winners

Best of Show

Morgan Becker - Grade 10-12


Pre-K - Kindergarten

1st Place: Vera Maxfield

2nd Place: Ruth Bennion

3rd Place: Miriam Mitchell

1st - 3rd Grade

1st Place Conrad Taylor

2nd Place: Jase Williams
3rd Place Nora Maxfield

4th - 6th Grade

1st Place: Savannah Dixon

2nd Place: Dylan Jiang


3rd Place: Ella Harris


7th - 9th Grade

1st Place: Maria Lopez-Sandoval

2nd Place: Amelia Dabrowski


3rd Place: Amelie Davidson


10th - 12th Grade


1st Place: Elyse Harris

2nd Place: Ella Bunch


3rd Place: Nicole Mendoza


All Art Submissions

Pre-K - Kindergarten

1st-3rd Grade

4th-6th Grade

7th-9th Grade

10th-12th Grade