New Contest

  • New Art Contest: A __________ of Many Colors

    Tater and Muffin especially enjoyed “The Island of Many Colors”—Tater, because of his interest in seismic geology, and Muffin because she likes dragons and pretty colors. The end of fall and beginning of winter is a very colorful time of year. Autumn leaves, turned orange and yellow, blanket the ground. The sky shines with a deep blue in the crisp, cold air. And there are all the colors and lights of the holidays. For this month’s contest, everybuggy would love to see your best drawing of something of many colors.

    Will you be inspired by colors in nature, such as the bright feathers of a bird, the shimmering wings of an insect, a field of flowers, or sunlight sparkling on snow and icicles? Perhaps you will draw a blazing sunset, a harvest moon, or a glimpse of the northern lights in the night sky. Your art might capture the colors of the holiday season, such as Christmas decorations, the candles of Kwanza or Hannukah or Diwali, or a Thanksgiving harvest table. Or you could go in a totally different direction to draw a colorful clown or a supercool dresser at school with magenta hair.

    New Year’s streamers and balloons, everybuggy in Cricket Country will be painting the mailbox in rainbow colors as they wait to enjoy your best drawing of a _________  of many colors.

    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 November 25, 2020.

    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 March 2021 issue and on the Cricket website.

    P.0. Box 300

    Peru, IL 61354