New Art Contest: Spooked!

It’s trick-or-treat time, and this Cricket is haunted by witches, wizards, dragons, ghosts, alien cows, and weird alternative universes. To get in the mood for the Cricket Country Halloween party, everybuggy wants to see your best drawing of something spooky.


Will your art reveal witches cackling around a cauldron or a powerful wizard casting spells in his castle tower? Perhaps you will draw a fire-breathing dragon or other magical  creature from mythology. Maybe you will imagine a creepy haunted house in your neighborhood, or trick-or-treaters being chased by ghosts through a graveyard. Or perhaps your spooky drawing will be more fun than frightening, like a goofy alternative universe or a magical gathering of fairies or your friends in their costumes at a Halloween party.

Whether you are spooked by headless horsemen, dancing skeletons, seven-headed herensuge, or cows in the cafeteria line, everybuggy will be huddling together as they tiptoe through the haunted forest to the Cricket Country mailbox to enjoy being spooked by your best spooky art. Yikes! 

  • 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 October 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 February 2020 issue and on the Cricket website.