Contest Winners


Art Contest: Summer Recess

It’s “Summer Recess,” at last! Time for wiggling your toes in the sand, eating ice cream, and taking a long break from homework, tests, and school. Sluggo intends to spend every day playing baseball. (It takes him most of the afternoon just to run to first base.) And Pudding is directing Summer Shakespeare in the Park (starring Ladybug Macbeth, with George and Tail as Romeo and Juliet, Pussywillow as Puck, and Cricket as the Fool). For this month’s art contest, everybuggy wants to see your best drawing of your favorite thing to do—or that you wish you could do—during the summer.

Maybe you would love to swim with the sea turtles, like Alexa in “Swim Buddies.” Or go on a long trip with your family to visit a national park. Maybe to you summer means running through sprinklers, or learning to dive from the high board, or building a tree house, or just reading a favorite book (or magazine) under a shady tree. 

Whether you draw what you really will do this summer or something you would love to do if only you could, everybuggy will be sitting under their beach umbrellas around the Cricket Country mailbox, sipping cold drinks and waiting to enjoy your best drawing of your favorite summer activity.

  • 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, 2017.

    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 2017 issue and on the Cricket website.