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Yampa Valley Crane Festival Photo Contest & Creative Arts Awards

Saturday, September 2, 2023 - 1:00pm to 1:15pm
  • Library Hall
Meet the 2023 winners! See all the beautiful photo submissions!

As Greater Sandhill Cranes migrated, nested and raised their young in wetland areas throughout the Yampa Valley and beyond, local photographers captured their images during the past year. Now the winners will be announced and prizes awarded, along with a slideshow of all the 2023 Photo Contest submissions. In addition, scholarship winners for the Yampa Valley Crane Festival Creative Arts Contest will be recognized.

About the Yampa Valley Crane Festival: Aug. 31- Sept. 3, 2023

The Greater Sandhill Crane is an iconic species of the Yampa Valley. Returning in the spring, cranes nest and raise their young in wetland areas throughout the valley. In late summer and early fall, hundreds of cranes from the Rocky Mountain flock join the local birds to rest and feed before continuing their journey south. The Yampa Valley Crane Festival celebrates these iconic birds with daily crane viewings, expert speakers, films, art exhibits, workshops, family activities and more. Bud Werner Memorial Library is festival headquarters and the venue for many of these talks, films and events. Learn more about the 12th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival.