2021 Student Journal Art Contest Theme: Diamondback Terrapins 

#Saftey4DBTs

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DOWNLOAD: DBT – Student Art Contest Flyer 2021

2021 Theme: Diamondback Terrapins Saftey on Tybee Island

What is a Diamondback Terrapin (DBT)?

  • DBT stands for Diamondback Terrapins
  • These are a species of semi-aquatic turtle native to coastal tidal salt marshes from the Gulf Coast stretching all the way up to Maine.
  • DBT’s habitat is in salt marsh or brackish water marshes. Brackish water is a mixture of salt and freshwater.
  • DBT’s common name refers to the “diamond” pattern on top of its shell (carapace). DBT colors and patterns vary from geographic locations and individual species.

 

DBT Safety Concerns on Tybee

  • DBT’s vary in conservation status from threatened to endangered based on state and currently have no federal protection.
  • Georgia and several other states list Diamondback Terrapin as threatened or “of special concern”.
  • Diamondback Terrapin face several conservation issues.
  • We would like to highlight two extremely relevant issues for the Tybee Island area (Please click on the links below to learn more about these issues!):
  1. (LINK): Road safety
  2. (LINK): Crab pots/Ghost pots safety

 

What does the theme mean?

  • The theme means that there are on-going safety issues our Tybee Island terrapins and other coastal terrapins face, and we need YOUR help to raise awareness for these salt marsh turtles.
  • Think about how you cross the road safely. What helps you?
  • Have you ever been stuck somewhere? Did someone help you out?
  • What about when you are swimming? What keeps you safe?

Rules & Guidelines for Student Journal Art Contest

DOWNLOAD: Guidelines for Journal Art Contest 2021 – Burton 4-H Center

 

Student Journal Cover Art Contest Rules and Guidelines

  1. All students in grades K-12th are eligible to participate.
  2. Individuals may only submit one entry.
  3. Individuals must be the creator of the entry.
  4. Art will only be accepted by hand-drawn media. Examples of accepted media include: colored pencil, paint, crayon, marker, etc.
  5. No digital art or collages will be accepted.
  6. Winners’ artwork will be put into a vertical journal cover document. We suggest student’s plan for their artwork to be in portrait (vertical) orientation. To see the Burton 4-H student journal questions cover page, please visit: BLANK – Student Journal Cover Page
  7. The filenames of Burton 4-H Journal Art Contest submissions must include the individual’s first name, last name, school, and grade. 
  8. Participants must include a 10-30 second video on why #SafetyforDBTs is important! The filename submission must include the individuals first name, last name, school, and grade. If you are having a difficult time uploading the video to the submission form, please email it to Nike Pappas at nap52286@uga.edu.
  9. Youth are required to use the Burton 4-H official Qualtrics entry form; any entries received without using the official entry form will be disqualified.
  10. Any entries received after the deadline of Thursday, April 22nd, 2021, at 11:59 pm will be disqualified.

How to submit an artwork entry?

Only one entry is allowed per individual for the Burton 4-H Journal Art Contest. An Individual entry will require a photo of the artwork AND a 10-30 second video on why Diamondback Terrapin safety is important! Please completely fill out the Qualtrics form with uploads and make sure to click the red arrow to submit. Any entry not fully completed will be disqualified.

Please use this Qualtrics form for entries: (LINK): 2021 Student Journal Artwork Contest Submission Form

Awards & Recongnition

Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced on Burton 4-H social media and listservs on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM.

(3) GRAND PRIZE WINNERS – (One for each grade group – grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12).

  • Journal contestant entries will be featured in Burton 4-H Environmental Education programs and shared on our social media platforms.

Grand Prize Award and prizes:

    • ONE Burton 4-H Center t-shirt (sizes range from Youth M-3XL in Adult sizes)
    • ONE Burton 4-H Swag bag
    • ONE Burton 4-H Center pair of sunglasses
    • ONE Burton 4-H Water Bottle

(3) HONORABLE MENTIONS (One from each age group – grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12).

Honorable Mention Award and prizes:

    • ONE Burton 4-H Center pair of sunglasses
    • ONE Burton 4-H Center Water Bottle

 

Burton 4-H Website & Social Media

For more details, please visit the Burton 4-H Journal Contest 2021 page on our Burton 4-H Website.

 In an effort to promote our contest, please share, tag a friend and follow us on Facebook at The Burton 4-H Center and Instagram at @Burton4Hcenterontybeeisland

Excited about your artwork? Feel free, with guardian permission, to share your artwork on social media and tag us!

2020 Student Journal Art Contest Winners - "Tybee Habitats"

Winners of the “Tybee Habitats” 2020 Journal Cover Art Contest

Student Artwork Journal Cover – BLANK

2020 Student Journal Cover Art Contest Winners

 

2ND-5TH GRADE 

2ND-5TH WINNER

Andriana Jimenez

Heard’s Ferry Elementary School

5th Grade:

Sandy Springs, GA

2ND-5TH RUNNERS UP

Adah Herndon

Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences (CSAS)

5th Grade

 Chattanooga, TN

2ND-5TH RUNNERS UP

Aanika Das

St. Andrews Montessori

3rd Grade 

 Macon, GA

6TH-8TH GRADE

6TH-8TH WINNER

Agatha Grimes

Metter Middle School

7th Grade

Metter, GA

6TH-8TH RUNNERS UP

Taylor Martin

Homeschool

6th Grade

Atlanta, GA

6TH-8TH RUNNERS UP

Jesse Tyre

Homeschool

8th Grade

Alma, GA

 

9TH-12TH GRADE

TIED 9TH-12TH GRADE WINNER

Caroline Lord

Homeschool

11th  Grade

Fitzgerald, GA

TIED 9TH-12TH GRADE WINNER

Carina Miller

Homeschool

10th Grade

 Chattanooga, TN

9TH-12TH RUNNERS UP

Angela Breland

St. Vincent’s Academy

11 th Grade

Savannah, GA

9TH-12TH RUNNERS UP

Kaitlyn Hawes

Homeschool

11th Grade

Savannah, GA

Art Contest Release Statment

Contest Release Statement

By submitting artwork to the Burton 4-H Journal Contest 2021 (either on your own or through a legal guardian), you certify that you are the individual who created the said artwork submitted, that you own the copyrights to the design and that you have the authority to enter into this release. You release Georgia 4-H from any liability that arises from the use of the design except for uses that violate the terms and conditions of this release. You agree to work in good faith with Georgia 4-H to promptly resolve any problems or disputes that may arise due to your submission of the concept. By entering your concept in the Burton Upcycle Challenge, you grant Georgia 4-H the royalty-free and non-exclusive right to use your concept as follows: (i) on the Georgia 4-H/Burton 4-H Center website; (ii) for Georgia 4-H/Burton 4-H Center posters, brochures, activity guides, and/or any other printed or electronic publications; (iii) in

Georgia 4-H/Burton 4-H Center electronic emails; (iv) and in any other internal or external marketing materials or media coordinated by Georgia 4-H/Burton 4-H Center. You further waive the right to inspect or approve the final use of your design by Georgia 4-H/Burton 4-H Center organization.

Burton 4-H Center does NOT endorse disobeying traffic laws and putting yourself or others in danger to rescue or relocate wildlife.