New Art Contest: A Special "Now"

Ladybug really liked the poem “Now,” about special moments we’d like to keep forever in our memories. (She even said it was as good as some of her poetry.) Life is filled with happy, meaningful, and exciting moments that shouldn’t be forgotten. For this month’s contest, everybuggy would like to see your best drawing of “a now you’ll remember forever.”

Will you be inspired by a special moment you enjoy this summer with family, or friends, or experiencing nature? Perhaps your art will capture a quiet moment by a beautiful summer lake, or a remarkable encounter with an animal like in “Katie and Gulliver.” Maybe your drawing will preserve an exciting moment in a baseball game with your friends, or a Fourth of July family reunion picnic, or something surprising and memorable you see while traveling on vacation. You might even draw a moment from history that you find particularly important to remember, such as the first moon landing or the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Whatever scene you preserve forever in your art, everybuggy in Cricket Country will be counting the moments until your beautiful drawing of a special now arrives.

  • 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, 2019.

    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 2019 issue and on the Cricket website.