Art by Bob Coates | 2019 Art Contest Winner


Friends is calling for sandhill crane artwork in any medium: paintings, digital, printmaking, mixed media, two or three-dimensional art, photography, as well as any other. Photographs can be unaltered originals or edited. Friends also offer a free Expo booth or table during Festival (possible COVID-19 restrictions allowing), where the featured artist of the year can sell their artwork, from postcards to originals.

Art requirements:

  • Send a medium jpeg file – size to 1-5 MB.
  • Upon winning, the applicant will be asked to send a high-resolution file of at least 300 dpi.

Friends will keep all art submissions for future consideration. Because the brochure is printed in a traditional vertical/portrait (8.5″ x 11″) format, all submissions must be able to fill that space; however, please do not be discouraged from sending us your art if you do not know how to make it fit. We can help. We design the brochure cover and have experience with art of all shapes and sizes. A brochure cover mockup is not necessary for art submission.

By entering your artwork, you are providing Friends non-exclusive “right of use” including edited versions for promotional and commercial activities. Friends typically sells merchandise featuring the cover art during the Festival that the contestant won, as well as the following year, until products have sold out.

Friends may publish artwork that did not win the contest on the website and publications. This artwork will not be used on merchandise. All artwork will credit the artist.




















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