New Contest

  • Art Contest: Wild West Adventure

    After reading this issue of Cricket, everybuggy felt like shouting “Yippi-ki-yay!” Muffin couldn’t stop admiring the cool Pony Express horse on our cover. Cricket practiced his fast draw, imagining the danger and excitement of riding a stagecoach. And Ladybug loved the . . . gold! For this month’s contest, everybuggy wanted to see your best art of a Wild West adventure.

    Perhaps you’ll be inspired by some of the courageous people who made the West—the gold rushers, settlers, and Native Americans—or by the many dangers they faced, from robbers to wild animals to flash floods and storms. Will your art depict a thriving town or snow-capped mountains? A rushing river or a vast desert? Perhaps you’ll draw a portrait of a western animal. Or your adventure might be a quiet and beautiful scene, such as camping on the High Plains under a beautiful dome of stars.

    Whatever you choose, the bugs will be moseying over to the big roundup at the Cricket Country corral, waiting for the noon stage to thunder into town with your best art of a Wild West adventure. Get along, little dogies!

    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 April 2012 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 April 25, 2014.
    8. Send entries to:
      Cricket League
      P.O. Box 300
      Peru, IL 61354

    P.0. Box 300

    Peru, IL 61354