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MARCH 24, 25, & 26 2023

2023 MATAGORDA BAY BIRDFEST YOUTH ART CONTEST

THEME: THE BELTED KINGFISHER

ANNUAL ART CONTEST FOR YOUTH IN MATAGORDA COUNTY

OBJECTIVE
• Connecting students to the Belted Kingfisher in its local habitat through Art
• Displaying and celebrating student art in a regional community event

DATES & TIMES
 Entries are due Friday, February 17th, 2023 to your school’s front office by 3:30 p.m. They will be collected by an affiliate of MBBF on Tuesday, February 21st beginning at 8:00 a.m.
• Awards Event will be held on Saturday, March 25th. The time and place in Palacios TBA.

PRIZES
• Grades K through 3: First place $200, Second place $100, Third place $50
• Grades 4 through 8: First place $200, Second place $100, Third place $50
• Grades 9 through 12: First place $200, Second place $100, Third place $50

REQUIREMENTS
• IMAGE MUST BE ORIGINAL, CONNECT THE BELTED KINGFISHER TO ITS LOCAL HABITAT, AND SIGNED ON FRONT WITH ARTIST’S FIRST NAME ONLY
• ART MEDIUMS: Ink, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pencil, Pastel, Charcoal or 2D Collage ( 3D will not be accepted )
• SIZE: 8 x 11 inches mounted on 9 x 12 inch construction paper ( Artist’s choice of color)
• ENTRY FORM: Must be downloaded, copied, completed and mounted on back of construction paper
DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM
Focus Species Bird 2023
Belted Kingfisher
Thank you to Celeste Silling at GCBO!
More info on Focus Species the Belted Kingfisher at

Find additional information about the MBBF 2023 contest 
contact Marty Rieck • (512) 632‐6568 • Email: m.jo.rieck@gmail.com

Past Winners

CELEBRATION CONCERT

Lucas Miller

The Singing Zoologist

Concert & Awards Ceremony

Friday March 27
East Side Annex
901 Second Street
Palacios, TX
6:30 to 8:00 pm

 East Side Elementary Annex
901 2nd Street, Palacios, Texas 77465
(Corner of 2nd Street & Moore Ave)
For a complete map of the Events
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Contact: lauriebeck@becktv.com
Schedule Subject to Change
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