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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Rapai

2023 Calendar Contest is now open!

We are excited to announce that entries are now being accepted for the Kirtland’s Warbler 2023 Young Artists Contest.

The contest is held annually and is sponsored by the USDA Forest Service Huron-Manistee National Forests, Huron Pines AmeriCorps members, Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve, American Bird Conservancy, Eastern National Forest Interpretive Association, and The Bahamas National Trust.

According to the contests rules, "Entries to the Kirtland’s Warbler 2023 Young Artists Contest must be original and demonstrate an understanding of the Kirtland’s warbler or any other creatures that live in northern Michigan’s unique jack pine forests, or its winter habitat site in The Bahamas."

So, if you know a teacher who might want to do a unit on Kirtland's Warblers and Michigan or an art teachers searching for a way to tie their art curriculum to something local this is an opportunity.

Past winners have come from Michigan and The Bahamas, but the contest is also open to students in Wisconsin and Ontario.

Entry deadline is March 10. You can find the rules - and more information, of course - here: .

Here's one of last year's winners:

Not bad, eh?

Sorry, adults. The contest is for children. But if you have KW art, we'd love to have you share it with us on our Facebook site at

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