Staff Report

Young artists have until Aug. 1 to submit digital art for “Summer Vacation in Nature,” the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature’s first such competition for youth.

Eligible entries are still images, including digital photography, drawing, painting and illustration. The entries will be judged for their creativity, skill and interpretation of the theme, “Summer Vacation in Nature.”

 All accepted entries will be displayed on the Wildling website starting in the fall, and select works will be printed by the Wildling Museum and hung on the third floor. All accepted applicants will be invited to the award reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 7.

The winner will receive $100, with other prizes to be announced.

“We are excited to offer our first digital art contest for youth. We want to honor all art forms and encourage young people to participate who might not be into traditional art mediums. We can’t wait to see the entries!” said Executive Director Stacey Otte-Demangate.

There is no cost to enter. Young artists must be 17 years old or younger as of Sept. 1, and no one may submit more than five images. Submitted images must be in the jpg format in a size between 2 and 10 MB.

Entries may be submitted online, by email, or in person at the museum. Complete entry details can be found at

For more information, email or call 805-686-8315.