NatureWorks – Sutton Award for Student Conservation Art

Sutton Scholarship Award

Sutton Award for excellence in communicating current conservation issues

Honoring the contributions of individuals anywhere who effectively use the visual arts to convey current conservation messages
Providing scholarship funds to Oklahoma high school students who use visual media to convey current conservation messages

If you are interested in donating to our scholarship fund or have questions, please contact Audra Fogle or  Karen Kilbourne.

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

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, mixed media, photography

  1. SUBMIT ENTRY ONLINE JANUARY 1- JANUARY 10 AT MIDNIGHT
  2. COMPLETE FORM AND ATTACH TO ARTWORK. (DOWNLOAD FORM HERE WHEN AVAILABLE)
  3. DROP OFF ARTWORK WITH FORM ATTACHED
    1. Tulsa Area (date, time, location TBA)
    2. Oklahoma City Area (date, time, location TBA)
  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.
  5. IMPORTANT DATESJanuary 1- Online Submissions OpenJanuary 10- Online Submissions Close at MidnightJanuary 11- Artwork Drop-Off

    January 12- Artwork Drop-Off

    January 15-February 2- Artwork on Display at the HIVE in Jenks (gallery times on HIVE website)

    February 1- Patron Event Celebrating Teachers

    February 2- Sutton Award Banquet and Artwork Pick Up

    February 4- Final Artwork Pick Up

     AWARD BANQUET INFORMATION

    The banquet is held on Saturday, February 2 at 1:00 for all participants, their families and teachers. (Location TBA)  RSVP by January 25th.  Click HERE (when available) to RSVP.

    JOIN THE HONOR ROLL FOR EDUCATION!

    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!

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