The 2018 Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration will again include an art and photography contest open to all ages. The celebration is scheduled for August 23 through 25 this year.
The art and photo contest is being hosted by the Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library with entries to be displayed in the library’s meeting space during the week of the celebration. The goal of this event is to encourage local citizens and Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration participants to show their artistic talent. The contest provides an opportunity to learn about the unique beauty and habitat of hummingbirds while fundraising for the Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library.
Artistic entries may be in the forms of photography or fine art, including painting, sculpture, textiles, collages, jewelry and other media. Categories include adults and youth. Those under the age of 18 as of August 18, 2018 will be eligible for the youth category.
Awards include 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place in each category, one Best of Show, and one People’s Choice Award. Cash prizes up to $100 for 1st Place winners. A $200 Best of Show will be selected from the first place winners. Other prizes include binoculars, hummingbird feeders, and books.
There is no fee to enter. However, this event is a fundraiser for Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library. A donation to the Friends with contest submissions will be greatly appreciated. (Recommended gift: $5-$10 or more.) To be eligible to win a prize, a submission must depict in some fashion a North American hummingbird or hummingbirds. The maximum number of entries is three.
Each entry must include an entry form and must be received by the library noon-2pm on Saturday, August 18, or 3-6pm on Wednesday, August 22, or they can be shipped. All entries will be available for sale unless marked NFS (not for sale). All monies from the sale of entries go to FJDCL.
Entry forms and complete contest details are available at the link near the top of this page. Printed entry forms will also be available at the library and the Chamber office.
For questions about the contest, call (432) 249-1024.