Georgia’s 14th annual Youth Birding Competition invites resident children and teens to celebrate birds through a T-shirt Art Contest.


Many famous ornithologists were bird artists when they were young, so perhaps you could be the next John James Audubon, Roger Tory Peterson or David Allen Sibley!

A winner will be picked from each of these age categories: primary (pre-K–2nd), elementary (third–fifth), middle school (sixth–eighth) and high school. One winner will be awarded the grand prize—their artwork will appear on the 2019 Youth Birding Competition T-shirt and they’ll receive a $100 gift card to Michaels. The three other winners will each receive a $50 Michaels gift card, redeemable for art supplies.

To encourage artists to also participate in the 2019 Youth Birding Competition on April 26–27, a new award will recognize the best artwork from a member of a team involved in the competition (if a participant doesn’t already place in the regular art contest).

Entering is easy. Participants must draw or paint a native Georgia bird that has not been previously featured on a Youth Birding Competition T-shirt (more details at Artwork may be created on paper or sheet canvas, at least 8-by-10 inches but no larger than 11-by-17 inches. Mail or deliver the artwork in a large envelope—flat, not folded—by March 13, 2019 (postmarked), to:
YBC T-shirt Art Contest (Attn: Linda May)
2065 US Hwy. 278 SE
Social Circle, GA 30025

More information on the contest can be found here.