New Art Contest: Talent Show

Pudding was thrilled with the idea of a TV show for young performers like Talent Sprouts. She’s encouraging everybuggy to try out a new act. Marty is working on twirling a dozen pizzas  while doing a 360 toe flip on his skateboard. Ladybug is rehearsing a dramatic reading of all her favorite poems (her own). George and Tail, of course, are practicing a duet, which they are calling “Underground Movement.” Sluggo thinks his easy-to-learn new dance (just one step) might get a virus—er, go viral. So for this month’s contest, everybuggy would love to applaud your best art of a boffo new act for a talent show.


Will your act be something you really might or would like to do on TV—like playing your violin or tap dancing? Or will you dream up an act that exists only in your imagination, like flying over the audience? Perhaps your art will feature a fearless circus performer or an amazing magician. Or you might draw your dog (or salamander) doing a silly pet trick, or aliens doing silly alien tricks, or showcase dancing bears playing trombones while in tutus (too too cute!). You might even draw a poster advertising your act with its snappy name at the top.

Cricket is always looking for bright new stars, so if you want  a chance to see your name up in lights (or just in the magazine), send us your best art of your great act for a talent show. Cue the applause!

  • 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 March 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 July/August 2019 issue and on the Cricket website.