Deadline Approaching for Crane Inspired Creative Arts Scholarship Competition

A baby sandhill crane, called a foal, stays close to its mother while feeding near a pond west of Steamboat Springs.
John F. Russell / Steamboat Pilot and Today

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

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

The artwork must be original and accurately reflect the physical characteristics, behavior and habitat of Rocky Mountain Sandhill Cranes.

For more information, consult a local school counselor or go to

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

An honorable mention winner from one of the categories will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Scholarships are dependent on the winner’s acceptance into a continuing education institution.


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