Deadline draws near for Crane-Inspired Creative Arts Scholarship Contest |

Deadline draws near for Crane-Inspired Creative Arts Scholarship Contest

Steamboat Pilot & Today
A baby sandhill crane, called a colt, stays close to mom while feeding near a pond west of Steamboat Springs.
John F. Russell/Steamboat Pilot & Today

High school seniors in Routt and Moffat counties have until March 25 to submit an original piece of writing or visual art for the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition’s Crane-Inspired Creative Arts Scholarship Contest.

The 2022 contest offers two categories of art. The written arts category asks for a nonfictional essay or fictional story between 750-1500 words or a group of three poems. The second category, visual arts, allows for submission of a painting, sketch, photograph or digital art.

The work must be original and accurately reflect the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of the Rocky Mountain greater sandhill cranes.

For info, check with a local school counselor or go to

The winner in each category will receive a $3,000 scholarship. The second place submission in each category will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

An honorable mention winner from any of the categories will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship awards are contingent on the winner’s acceptance into a continuing education institution.

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