A Forrest Fenn Egg Hunt Decorating Contest
One of the main reasons Forrest Fenn created The Thrill of the Chase treasure hunt was to encourage parents and children to explore the beauty of the outdoors. The following Forrest Fenn Reverse Egg Hunt and Contest does this too!
Instead of children (and adults) finding eggs with commonly placed gifts inside, they do the reverse in this Treasure Hunt. They start with empty plastic eggs and fill the insides of the eggs with small treasures they find while exploring and hunting outside. (berries, twigs, feathers, leaves, seeds, etc.)
These treasures are then used to decorate an outline of an egg on a piece of poster board. This original and imaginative Egg Art picture can then be framed and kept forever (examples shown below). This keepsake displays the found treasured gifts of nature.
So here’s the contest: Who will create the most unique decorated egg picture using the most unique finds?
All ages can enter and it is open to all. There will be two Winners; one prize for Adult entry and one prize for Child’s entry (under 14 years). Prizes for this contest will be announced shortly, but they will surely hold a special Forrest Fenn connection!!
*All entries must use natural occurring materials found outside
*All items used to create the decorated egg picture must first fit inside an ordinary sized plastic egg
*Entries are allowed to use up to 12 different items.
*Entries are created by applying these items to an outline of an egg on a piece of paper no larger than 8×10 (but can be smaller). (glue or whatever method desired can be used for the attachment)
That’s it! (unless I’m forgetting something..lol)
Send your best image (framed or unframed) of the finished decorated egg picture art to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
*Screen name (if entry for a child, please include first name or nickname of child- and relationship)
*Title of Egg Art
*Must be submitted before
April 12th, midnight, Eastern Time. UPDATE: DATE CHANGED TO THE 18th.
Entries will be posted and shared for all to see. Three judges will be appointed to determine the winners.
UPDATE: The judges will be myself (jenny kile), Wendy jo Bradshaw, and Don Luenser. I appreciate their help!!
So….ready, set, and go find some Eggcellent Treasures! Kids love it! (so do adults)
Start with empty eggs and go on a Reverse Egg Hunt to fill the eggs:
Next, draw an outline of an egg on a piece of paper and decorate it; creating an Egg Art picture using the items found on the reverse egg hunt.
If you would like, you can frame it!
Any design or any picture can be drawn within any egg outline; using the natural materials found. Let your imaginations go! The above are only examples!
So go have some fun while we are waiting for the snows to melt and Enter to win a special Forrest Fenn prize! (to be announced)
I can’t wait to see them!