Announcing Youth Art Month Contest Winners & Exhibit

Posted on April 26, 2022 in Visitors

In March, Hawk Mountain participated in Youth Art Month by hosting an art contest for two age groups: 5-9 and 10-16. The Sanctuary staff voted on the many talented submissions and five winners were selected. The winners and honorable mentions are on display in the Hawk Mountain Visitor Center Gallery, and the exhibit will be available through May 22. 

Winning artwork has also been made into stickers that are for sale as a limited-edition bundle in the Mountain Bookstore on on the Hawk Mountain online store

The Art & Creative Materials Institute started Youth Art Month about 60 years ago to emphasize the value of visual art education for children. The Institute then created The Council for Art Education, which now coordinates this national event. The impact of Youth Art Month in education and communities can be appreciated all year. Learn more about Youth Art Month here

“Creating art and entering it in a contest is a great way for kids to value their artwork,” says Riley Davenport, Educator and Raptor Care Specialist with a background in art education. “It’s exciting to foster a positive relationship between nature and art.”

Age Group 5-9 Winners

Youth Art Contest 2022 Age 5-9 Winners

Age Group 10-16 Winners

Youth Art Contest Ages 10-16 Winners 2022