New Art Contest: Road Trip

After reading about George Loher’s bicycle trip across America in 1895, all the bugs dreamed of hitting the road on journeys of their own—just to feel the wind in their mustaches and see new things. For this month’s contest, everybuggy would love to see your best drawing of a road trip you might imagine filled with romance and adventure.

How will you travel on your road trip? By bicycle? Train? Hot-air balloon? Where will your quest for adventure take you? Will you backpack through a national park? Ride a horse across the American West? Kayak in Alaska? Maybe you will imagine riding a camel along the ancient Silk Road, or rafting lazily down the Mississippi River. What will be the highlight of your journey? Watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean? Seeing whales or seals? Visiting the pyramids? Perhaps you’ll imagine riding a rocket to the stars, or even be inspired by the “road trips” of animals making their amazing annual migrations. Maybe just looking out the car window while traveling with your parents on vacation will pique your romantic spirit.

Whether you travel by dogsled, canoe, elephant, or shank’s mare (i.e., on foot), everybuggy in Cricket Country will be circumnavigating the mailbox waiting to enjoy your best drawing of a road trip. Ah, the romance!

  • 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 May 25, 2022.

    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 October 2022 issue and on the Cricket website.