New Contest

  • Photography Contest Animals Enjoying Summer

    Ah! The dog days of summer are here at last, with their long, warm, sunny afternoons. What a perfect time to venture outdoors with your camera! After reading in this Cricket about boa constrictors and horse flies, chattering monkeys and heroic horses, everybuggy longs to see your best photograph of an animal enjoying summer. 

    Will you find your summer animal in your own backyard, or while vacationing with your family, or perhaps at the zoo? Maybe you’ll stalk the creatures that come out on warm evenings, or get up at dawn to sneak a photo of an early riser. You might not be lucky enough to squeeze your shutter on a slithering boa or snap a female deer fly pursuing you at 90 miles per hour, but perhaps your lens will focus on the weird face of a fascinating bug, or on wildlife at play in your backyard, or on a tired beastie just lazing in the shade. 

    Whatever your camera captures, everybuggy in Cricket Country will be running through the sprinkler around the Cricket Country mailbox, cooling off so they can relax in their lawn chairs with your very best photograph—just one please—of an animal enjoying summer. Bzzzz and swat!

    1. Your contest entry must be your very own original work. Ideas and words should not be copied.
    2. If you're 14 years old or younger, your entry must be signed by your parent or guardian, saying it is your own original work, that no help was given, and granting Cricket permission to publish prizewinning entries in the September 2013 issue or on our Web site. If you're older than 14, you must sign your own work, verifying that it is original.
    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. Incomplete entries cannot be considered. Your entry will be incomplete if you forget to include your age or a signature verifying that your work is original.
    7. Your entry must be received by July 25, 2014.
    8. Send entries to:
      Cricket League
      P.O. Box 300
      Peru, IL 61354

    P.0. Box 300

    Peru, IL 61354