NatureWorks – Sutton Award for Student Conservation Art

Sutton Scholarship Award

2019 Sutton Award

ABOUT THE AWARD

Because people do not care about the things they do not know, EDUCATION is crucial to all of our conservation efforts.  As an added challenge, we know that many young people have few opportunities to interact directly with nature and continue to be more and more disconnected from our natural world.

2019 marks the 15th consecutive year of the partnership between the Sutton Avian Research Center and NatureWorks, Inc.  Through this Award more than 2,600 Oklahoma High School students have been encouraged to communicate conservation through art.

Today, as schools struggle to afford enrichment programs like the arts, it is exciting to be able to connect our conservation mission with schools to provide significant scholarships (up to $20,000) for students AND their teachers who work so hard to run their programs on shoestring budgets.

ENTRY INFORMATION DOWNLOAD ENTRY INFORMATION SHEET (PDF)

The Sutton Award is free to enter and open to Oklahoma High School students grades 10-12 (public, private or homeschool). In addition to the artwork, each student submits a 250 word essay that explains how his or her work communicates information about a current conservation issue.  Each submission is judged 2/3 on artwork and 1/3 on essay.

Categories:  2D, 3D, photography

SUBMIT ENTRY ONLINE DECEMBER 1- JANUARY 10 AT MIDNIGHT

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COMPLETE ENTRY FORM AND ATTACH TO ARTWORK.

DROP OFF ARTWORK WITH FORM ATTACHED

Tulsa Area (The Hive Jenks, 115 S First St, Jenks, OK, January 11 from 4-5:30 pm or January 12 from 10-11:30 am)

Oklahoma City Area (University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N University Dr, Evans Hall, Room 105a, Edmond, OK, January 12 from 10-4)

ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED BY OUR PANEL PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 2. ARTWORK IS SCORED 2/3 ON ARTISTIC PRESENTATION AND 1/3 ON ESSAY.

DOWNLOAD ENTRY INFORMATION SHEET (PDF)

IMPORTANT DATES

December 1- Online Submissions Open | January 10- Online Submissions Close at Midnight | January 11- Artwork Drop-Off | January 12- Artwork Drop-Off | January 15-February 2- Artwork on Display at the HIVE in Jenks (call 918-299-5005 for gallery hours)  | February 2- Sutton Award Reception (1 to 3 pm) and Artwork Pick Up (3:30-4:30) | March 1-3, 2019: NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show and Sale, Renaissance Hotel, Tulsa

AWARD RECEPTION INFORMATION

The reception is held on Saturday, February 2 at 1:00 for all participants, their families and teachers. RSVP by January 25th. Reception will be held at the Hive in Jenks (115 S 1st St.)  Click HERE (when available) to RSVP.

PUBLIC VIEWING of Sutton Award entries will be available at the Hive in Jenks (115 S 1st St) from January 15 to February 2, 2019.

Please consider making a donation to our scholarship fund. Your support not only helps young artists, but encourages students to learn more about wildlife and the need to conserve our natural heritage. If you would like more information about participating in the 2019 Sutton Award or becoming a sponsor, please contact Audra Fogle, Director of Development.  audrafogle@suttoncenter.org

This adorable hedgehog sculpture turned the head of hundreds at the NatureWorks show! Congratulations to People’s Choice winner, Madeline Fyffe, 11th Broken Arrow HS

Halle Brucks, 1st Place Winner from Metro Christian Academy and art teacher Ruth Vesanen.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

Barbara Bates

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