Who can enter: Contest is open to all children ages 17 and under (must still be 17 as of Sept. 10, 2021).
Deadline: Entry forms must be received by Sept. 10, 2021. Artwork cannot be delivered until Sept. 18 (see below).
What to use:
Artwork must be made up of at least 90% recycled material. These would be items that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled after use. Items include: metal cans, plastic bottles and containers, paper, cardboard, etc.
All materials used in artwork must be clean and safe – no rough edges and it must be sturdy. The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is not responsible for any damage to artwork.
Fasteners (such as glue and tape), crayons and nontoxic markers and paint.
Theme: “Animals of North America.” Artwork should include animals found in North America.
Artwork must be no bigger than 2 feet high by 2 feet wide by 2 feet deep.
Artwork must be light enough to be carried by one person.
What else? All artwork must be the sole and original work of the participator. Parents/guardians may provide minimal help.
How many entries? One art project per child may be submitted.
Power supply? Electrical outlets will not be available for display.
What the judges look for: Originality, use of recycled materials, presentation and conservation message.
All participants will receive a participation prize.
Contest entries will be divided by age, and a winner will be chosen from each age category. An overall contest winner also will be chosen. Winners will receive prizes such as animal sponsorships and plush-toy animals.
What to do: Drop offs will take place Sept. 18-26 at Guest Services or Membership office in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place.
Artwork will be virtually displayed on our website and social media.
Winners will be notified the week of Sept. 27 after judging is completed.
Artwork must be picked up by Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, unless other arrangements are made.