Student Art Competition

NatureWorks along with the Sutton Center facilitates a student art competition among Oklahoma high school students to creatively examine an environmental issue facing their community and world. The assignment is to tell an intriguing story with a media project and short written essay that focuses on their personal interest and involvement in wildlife conservation.

Winners of the competition will have their work displayed alongside professional artists and sculptors at the NatureWorks Art Show and Sale held every year at the Renaissance Hotel in Tulsa.

Sutton

Scholarship Award


The Sutton Award recognizes Oklahoma high school students, grades 10 through 12, who demonstrate the ability to creatively communicate current conservation topics using visual arts.

The Sutton Award is made up of up to $20,000 in scholarships and given to the winners of the student art competition for excellence in environmental communication. The award will be distributed among students and selected instructors as determined by the selection committee.

If you have questions about the competition or interest in donating to our scholarship fund, please contact Karen Kilbourne at (918) 336-7778 or kkilbourne@ou.edu.

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The Sutton Center

The George Miksch Sutton Avian Research (Sutton Center) was founded in 1983 with the mission of finding cooperative conservation solutions for birds and the natural world through science and education. The Sutton Center is a private, nonprofit organization located near Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

The Sutton Center has become a leader in avian research and conservation and has conducted intensive, conservation-oriented, ecological field research on declining grassland birds, developed and applied techniques for the reintroduction and monitoring of Southern Bald Eagles, managed the successful captive breeding of endangered species and performed bird surveys across the world. In addition, the Sutton Center boasts several educational outreach programs using live birds and interactive, internet technology that reach tens of thousands of students and adults each year.

George Miksch Sutton Avian Research
Willowbrush Studio

Willowbrush is located at 8545 E. 41st St. in Tulsa, OK. The studio is accessible from every major Tulsa highway and conveniently located on 41st street between Memorial and Mingo.

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Deliver your entry to the art competition to the Willowbrush Studio.

Entry Forms

Deliver your entry to the art competition to the Willowbrush Studio.

Entry Forms

Entry

Requirements, Process
& Entry Forms


Requirements

Your project must:
  1. Focus on a personal interest and/or involvement in conservation
  2. Include the following:
    • Presentation piece (can be a movie, fine art, photo essay or advertisement)
    • 1-2 page written essay describing your project and why you chose your subject
    • Completed entry form
  3. Be submitted at Willowbrush Studio by the due date

For all details and requirements, please see the Sutton Award Brochure and Entry Form.

Requirements

Your project must:
  1. Focus on a personal interest and/or involvement in conservation
  2. Include the following:
    • Presentation piece (can be a movie, fine art, photo essay or advertisement)
    • 1-2 page written essay describing your project and why you chose your subject
    • Completed entry form
  3. Be submitted at Willowbrush Studio by the due date

For all details and requirements, please see the Sutton Award brochure and entry form.

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