New Contest

  • New Photography Contest: Through my Lens

    After reading “Maggie the Indestructible,” all the shutterbugs in Cricket Country dreamed of going on an exciting photo shoot for Life magazine, like Margaret Bourke-White. So grab your camera! For this month’s contest, everybuggy would love to see your best photograph of something amazing, beautiful, or just plain cute that would look great on the cover of Life.

    Maybe you will take an intriguing black-and-white photograph of shadows on a sidewalk, or be inspired by Bourke-White to look more closely at an interesting building in your neighborhood or to photograph a familiar object from a surprising angle, like the wheel of your bicycle. Maybe you’ll be attracted by the beauties of nature to photograph a colorful landscape of the sun rising over a frosty meadow; or animals frolicking in the park; or signs of coming spring, like a budding flower or birds hopping on melting snow; or a fascinating closeup of a bug. Perhaps you’ll stay indoors and catch your pet doing something cute or funny all the world should see. Just don’t take any risks to get your photo, like crawling out on a gargoyle on the sixty-first floor of the Chrysler Building!

    Please note that, because of privacy concerns, your photograph must not include any people in it. Also, for this special photography contest only, you may submit a digital photograph via email to the address in the rules below. Watch the birdie!

    1. Your contest entry must be your very own original work. Ideas and words should not be copied.

    2. Your entry must be signed by your parent or guardian, stating that it is your own work, that no help was given, and that Cricket has permission to publish it in the magazine and on our website. 

    3. Be sure to include your name, age, and full address on your entry.

    4. Only one entry per person, please.

    5. If you want your work returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for each entry.

    6. Your entry must be received by March 25, 2021.

    7. Send entries to Cricket League, P.O. Box 300, Peru, IL 61354. (No faxes or email submissions, please!)

    8. We will publish winning entries in the July/August 2021 issue and on the Cricket website.

    P.0. Box 300

    Peru, IL 61354