Brooklynn Harris, a student at Legacy Elementary in American Fork, was the Best of Show winner in the 15th annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival Student Art Contest.
Brooklynn, who entered in the fourth-through-sixth-grade category, received her award earlier this month during a ceremony at the Davis County Events Center in Farmington.
Artists were asked to draw the long-billed dowitcher, which will be the featured bird at the 2014 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival next May. The shorebird has a distinctive profile and sewing-machine-like feeding action.
There were 356 entries from schools, organizations and individuals in this year contest, which is sponsored in part by the Davis County Commissioners' Cup Golf Tournament and the Country Inn and Suites.
Entries for the 2014 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival Student Art Contest will be due May 2, 2014. The 2015 spotlight bird will be the broad-tailed hummingbird.
Watch the festival website for an education packet: www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com.
Beautiful birds by the artists' hands
Here are the winners in the 2013 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival Student Art Contest.
Best of Show
Brooklynn Harris, Legacy Elementary, American Fork
First • Megan Hannett, Pleasant Grove
Second • Mary Rasmussen, Kaysville
Third • Charles Davis, Box Elder High School, Brigham City
First • Isabella Parkinson, North Davis Jr. High, Clearfield
Second • Yuanhang Zhao, Salt Lake City
Third • Sam DeHart, Legacy Jr. High, Syracuse
First • Jane Zhang, Salt Lake City
Second • Nancy Wang, Riverton
Third • Teng Teng Zou, Salt Lake City
First • Devin Pruhs, The Music Studio, Taylorsville
Second • Laney Hill, Murray
Third • Jocelyn Olson, Dixie Sun Elementary, St. George