New Contest

  • New Art Contest: Moms and Dads

    [Please note that, because some issues have been mailing late, the deadline for the April contest has been extended to May 9, and the deadline for the May/June contest is extended to June 25.]

    From a “A Mother’s Voice,” to “Elixir of the Incas,” to Olga the pigeon mother in “Old Cricket Says,” this May/June Cricket brings to mind just how special moms and dads are. As a treat for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, everybuggy would love to see your best drawing of an inspiring, amazing, unbeatable mom or dad.

    Will your art focus on an animal mom or dad nurturing and protecting their young, like the mother lion in “The Pride”? Perhaps you will draw robin parents carrying worms to their nest (sorry, George and Tail). Or a penguin dad standing over his chick to protect it from the icy Antarctic wind. Or a mother sea turtle crawling across a beach in the moonlight to bury her eggs safely in the sand. Maybe your art will be inspired by your own mom or dad, as they help you with your homework (or you help them with their computer), or relax in a favorite chair, or do Saturday chores, or have fun on vacation. You might even imagine moms and dads in mythology, like Mother Earth, or Father Zeus, or a dragon taking her babies on their first flight.

    Whether you draw a mother with her baby ducklings, a cat cuddling with her new kittens, or your dad doing something silly to make your laugh, everybuggy will be looking forward to your very best work of art featuring an unbeatable mom or dad. (Pussywillow has already started a drawing of Ladybug!)

    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 June 25, 2023.

    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 October 2023 issue and on the Cricket website.

    P.0. Box 300

    Peru, IL 61354