Photography and Art Challenges for Kids

Here are two photo and art challenges that might interest your family:

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, better known in our house for the Celebrate Urban Birds, is hosting a challenge called "A Murder of Crows and Other Spooky Bird Tales". They point out that a murder is the name for a large group of crows. This is a photo-video-art challenge. You can write a story or poem, take a photo or video, do a painting about crows, pigeons, starlings, or any kind of bird doing something strange. The deadline is Halloween, and there are some pretty cool prizes like binoculars, birdfeeders, CDs, etc...

National Geographic is hosting an International Photography Contest for Kids. It ends November 2, 2009 and is open to kids 6 to 14 years of age.