2018 Contest Update

A HUGE thank you to everyone who submitted a design for this year's contest! This year, we had nearly 400 entries, all from students in grades K-5! We we're completely blown away by the artwork these kiddos submitted! It was extremely tough to narrow it down to just nine finalists in three brackets, but we finally did it! These 9 designs are off to the Minnesota Audubon, the organization that will judge the final round of this year's contest! Check back for updates on who won each grade bracket, and who won the contest overall! (Note: Click on a design for a larger view)


Finalists in the Kindergarten & First Grade Bracket

Artists from top to bottom: Addie-Kindergarten-Winona, MN; Lilei-Kindergarten-Winona, MN; Rafael-Kindergarten-Winona, MN

    Addie-K-Madison  Lilei-K-Madison  Rafael-K-Madison


Finalists in the Second & Third Grade Bracket

Artists from top to bottom: Tana-2nd Grade-Pine River, MN; Delaney-3rd Grade-Chanhassen, MN; Marina-3rd Grade-Winona, MN

Tana-2-Pine-River  Delaney-3-Chanhassen  Marina-3-Madison

 Finalists in the Fourth & Fifth Grade Bracket

Artists from top to bottom: Carson-4th Grade-Trempealeau, WI; Nina-4th Grade-Winona, MN; Eddie-5th Grade-Pillager, WI

Carson-4-Trempealeau  Nina-4-Madison  Eddie-5-Pillager


Official Rules

Happy Dancing Turtle is hosting the 3rd Annual Eco Camp T-shirt Design Contest to engage students in a creative endeavor while encouraging them to think about the environment.

Eligibility: Any student/child in grades K-12. One entry per person. There will be three different age brackets: K-5th Grade, 6th-8th Grade, and 9th-12th Grade.

Design: Students must draw a black & white outline (see example below) design to fit this year’s Eco Camp Theme, “Birds of a Feather”, featuring four groups of birds: Recycling Robins, Nature Nuthatches, Sustainable Sparrows, and Conserving Chickadees.

Requirements: Your drawing should be on the Contest Template and fit on an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper. This will help us ensure your drawing will fit on our T-shirts! Going over your pencil lines in a thin black marker helps your design transfer to a t-shirt. Please include your signature in your design. List your name, email, phone, and grade in pencil on the back of your entry.

Entries: All entries must be in by Friday, April 27th, 2018.  Entries can be dropped off or mailed to the HDT office at the address below. You may also scan the document and send it in a high resolution format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Winners & Prizes: One winner will be selected from each Grade Bracket (K-5th, 6th-8th, & 9th-12th). Each Grade Bracket Winner will receive: a $20 gift certificate to their local movie theater, a $20 gift certificate to MN State Parks, & an HDT Prize Item. The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the three Grade Bracket Winners by Audubon Minnesota! The Grand Prize Winner will also receive a free T-shirt featuring their design.

  For questions, please contact us:

218-587-2303 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Happy Dancing Turtle

2331 Dancing Wind Road SW, Suite 1

Pine River, MN 56474





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