New Art Contest: Camp

Summer is here, and adventure is calling! The bugs are ready to unroll their sleeping bags and look up at the stars, and they hope you are, too. For this month’s contest, everybuggy would like to see your best drawing of a camp.

Will you draw a family or friends relaxing by a camper van, struggling to set up a tent, or off on a hike like Laura and Cassie in “Mountain Mystery”? Or will you draw a sleepaway camp inspired by Loxie’s triumphant weeks at Fear Camp in “Goldilocks Goes to Camp,” or Ladybug’s not-so-stellar day at Camp Ladybug, or your own wild and wonderful day camp experiences? You could draw a summer camp where kids learn to ride horses, or befriend imaginary creatures, or build robots, or play a sport, or make crafts—or something else entirely. Whether realistic or whimsical, your camp could be found in the mountains or the forest, by a lake, in a city park or museum—any place that has you humming campfire songs as you draw!

No matter what you choose, all the bugs in Cricket Country will be clutching their marshmallow sticks as they wait for your best original drawing of a camp to land in the mailbox.

  • 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. Your entry must be received by July 25, 2024.

    6. Email entries to

    7. We will publish winning entries in the November/Deecember 2024 issue and on the Cricket website.