Art Contest: A Dream Inside You

Everybuggy has dreams inside them of cool things they would like to do. In “The Pearl Inside,” Nami dreams of becoming an ama pearl diver. In “America’s First Woman Soldier,” Deborah Sampson fulfills her dream of joining the Continental Army, even though she must disguise herself as a man to do so. In this month’s contest, everybuggy would love to see your best art inspired by a dream you have inside you.

Perhaps you’ll be inspired by what you want to be when you grow up, or a place you want to visit or explore one day. Maybe you dream of rescuing endangered animals, like Keisha in “On Sea Turtle Patrol,” or riding a wild mustang, as Lacey does in “Carrots for Ranger.” Perhaps your dream is to meet some famous person from history, or spend a summer day with a character from your favorite book, or to live in an imaginary land.

Whether you have an impossible dream, like living on a planet of unicorns or becoming invisible (which is hard to draw), or you dream of things that could really happen, like hitting a game-winning home run or spending the happiest day ever splashing with your friends at the beach, everybuggy will be gathered around the Cricket Country mailbox, dreaming of enjoying your best work of art about a dream inside you.

  • 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 July 25, 2018.

    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 November/December 2018 issue and on the Cricket website.