New Songbird Art Contest

The Art of Conservation® Songbird Art Contestis a new art competition hosted by Wildlife Forever, focused on sharing the wonder and species diversity of North American songbirds. Building off the successful Wildlife Forever Fish Art Contest® and inspired by the legacy of artist and conservationist Jay Norwood Darling, participants will learn about a North American Songbird Species and compete for prizes and international recognition.

Participants are required to submit an original piece of artwork accompanied by an essay detailing the unique characteristics of their chosen bird species and conservation needs. Participants will have until November 30 to submit their entry to the contest by mail to Wildlife Forever. A judging event will be held in December with avian biologists, local birders and partner organizations with winners being announced on National Bird Day, January 6, 2022.

Artwork must be one of the following species from the Official Songbird List:

  •  Blue jay
  • Northern cardinal
  • Baltimore oriole
  • American goldfinch
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Veery
  • Wood thrush
  • Chestnut-sided warbler
  • Carolina Wren

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From left to right: American goldfinch, Baltimore oriole, and a Black-capped chickadee are species of birds pictured here that are eligible for the art contest.

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