Bird Festival art winners announced

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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.

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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

Grades 10-12

First • Megan Hannett, Pleasant Grove

Second • Mary Rasmussen, Kaysville

Third • Charles Davis, Box Elder High School, Brigham City

Grades 7-9

First • Isabella Parkinson, North Davis Jr. High, Clearfield

Second • Yuanhang Zhao, Salt Lake City

Third • Sam DeHart, Legacy Jr. High, Syracuse

Grades 4-6

First • Jane Zhang, Salt Lake City

Second • Nancy Wang, Riverton

Third • Teng Teng Zou, Salt Lake City

Grades K-3

First • Devin Pruhs, The Music Studio, Taylorsville

Second • Laney Hill, Murray

Third • Jocelyn Olson, Dixie Sun Elementary, St. George