Rio Grande International Study Center (RGISC)

11th Annual Birds of the Brush Art Contest

11th Annual Birds of the Brush Art Contest

Art/ Photography Registration Form

This 11th annual art event is designed to showcase how our vibrant Rio Grande ecosystem attracts hundreds of species
of dazzling birds, some of which migrate from as far away as Canada and the Central American tropics!

Please note that this year artwork will be submitted to the Laredo Center of Arts (500 San Agustin Ave) on or before
Saturday, January 14, 2023, and then displayed at the Laredo Center for the Arts where the exhibit and ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2023.

DEADLINE: Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 5:00 pm. THIS IS A FIRM DEADLINE.

We hope that you will join us in this terrific community project that’s a partnership with our environmental
nonprofit organization (RGISC), the Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), and the local
birding group, Monte Mucho Audubon Society (MMAS).

For more information, contact LCA at (956) 725-1715 or email at
You can also visit us and obtain more information about the Laredo Birding Festival at


1. Elementary 
2. Middle School
3. High School 
4. General Public- Amateur 
5. General Public- Professional 

•Work MUST be of birds in the Laredo or South Texas region, including seasonal migratory birds. (Email for a list). There are more than 300 to choose from.
•Pets or domesticated birds do not qualify.
•Work MUST be the sole original work of the entrant, completed within the last year.
•Only 1 entry per person is permitted.
•Teachers may submit a maximum of 10 pieces.
•Each entry must have two (2) Artist’s Information Tags. One front and one back. (Email for tags)
•Winning art entries must agree to lend their artwork, or images of it, for future LBF promotions.
•Prizes will be awarded for each category.
•Once submitted, artwork cannot be withdrawn before the exhibit ends.
•Artists can choose to sell their piece. Please list price on Tag. (LCA keeps 30% commission.)

1. General Public- Amateur
2. General Public- Professional