New art Contest: Fashion Statement

The bugs were fascinated by the beautiful fashions created by Ann Lowe in “She Dreamed of Dresses.” Ladybug has already pulled out her needle and thread to design a new baseball uniform for Sluggo, complete with pink bows. Cricket looks very elegant in his new top hat and tails (he always wanted a tail). And Tater is filling his sketchpad with futuristic designs for technologically advanced “smart clothing.” For this month’s contest, everybuggy would love for you to make a bold fashion statement with your best drawing of a clothing design.


Maybe you will present your fantastic idea for a popular new fashion that will sweep the nation. Or you might be interested in clothes people wore in the past—perhaps a cool design that’s gone out of fashion, like the outfits worn by 1920s flappers, or 1950s bobbysoxers, or by your mom and dad in high school, or even ancient Romans. Perhaps you will draw the special costume or uniform for one of your favorite pastimes or sports—such as ballet, or dressage, or hockey, or mountain climbing, or a sparkly outfit for figure skating. Or you might imagine the wild outfits that people will wear in the future. 

Whether you design a ball gown for a princess, a new Star Fleet space uniform, a safer football helmet, or computerized basketball shoes that jump by themselves, everybuggy will be dressed at the height of fashion as they parade down the Cricket Country runway to enjoy your best drawing of a clothing design creation. 

  • 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 February 25, 2020.

    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 May/June 2020 issue and on the Cricket website.