Student Art and Writing Contests

Student Bird Art and Nature Writing Contests are, as follows, for 2023. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes on Saturday, April 15 during a ceremony at the Arcata Community Center. Color copies of winning art will be displayed at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center during May and June. A reception for the general public is planned for mid-May. Winners’ names will be published in the FOAM newsletter and sent to local media. A booklet of all winning artwork and any artist photos taken during the awards ceremony will be posted at, and

For Student Bird Art guidelines and entry instructions, click here: 2023 Student Bird Art Contest Flyer.

For Nature Writing guidelines and entry instructions, click here: 2023 Student Nature Writing Contest Flyer.

CLICK HERE for a special letter to schools regarding submissions for the student bird art contest.

*Stay tuned – Friends of the Arcata Marsh and community non-profits and organizations are planning a family nature craft “mega-palooza” on Sunday, April 16.