Pops Art Contest

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Update 7/13/21:Wow! Our Pops the Triceratops family is amazing! We had more than 50 entries, from across the county, the country and the world! We are working on judging now and will reveal the winners in a few weeks! Stay tuned! 

UPDATE 7/2/21: BREAKING NEWS! We are so excited to share this information. The deadline for the Pops Art contest has been extended to next Friday, July 9. Why, you ask? Because we’ve added a wonderful new judge, KWGN Denver morning anchor Katie Orth, to our esteemed judging panel, and she wanted to promote Pops and the art contest next week on Denver’s Channel 2 “Daybreak” news! Thanks, Katie, for sharing the story of Pops and helping promote our ever-growing dinosaur fan family!

We know there are a lot of talented artists out there! We’ve seen your work. Now, we want to celebrate it by hosting the Pops Art Contest!

If you’ve been following the journey of Pops The Triceratops, you know about world-renowned paleoartist Andrey Atuchin. Through photos, 3D modeling, sculpting and painting, Atuchin has brought Pops to life.

Now, we want to see your artistic portrayal of Pops. Draw, paint, sculpt, or build your version of Pops and email us your finished work to be included in our Pops Art Contest. Be as creative as you want, but your piece much feature a Triceratops.

Judges for this contest include: Dr. Joe Sertich, Curator of Dinosaurs at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science; Paleoartist Andrey Atuchin, and Terri DeMoney and Jerri Gustafson, daughters of Roland “Sonny” Mapelli,

To participate, send a photo of your finished artwork to pops@discoverweld.com by 5:00 p.m. MDT, July 2, 2021. DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 7/9/21.  The deadline for this contest has passed, but if you want to send dinosaur art, especially art featuring Triceratops, we'd love to see it and share it on social media! Please include your name, city and country where you live, and age group for which you are entering. Winners for each age group will be featured on Pops’ social media.

Here are the details:

  • All art media are welcome.
  • The art must feature a Triceratops.
  • Entries must be submitted as a photo (.jpg) and emailed to pops@discoverweld.com by 5:00 p.m. on July 2, 2021.
  • By submitting an entry into this contest, you are giving permission to Weld County Government to share your entry, including your name and city of residence, on the Discover Weld web page and the Pops the Triceratops social media platforms.
  • When submitting your entry, please indicate which age group you are entering:
    • Age: 3-5 years
    • Age: 6-8 years
    • Age: 9-12 years
    • Age: 13-15 years
    • Age: 16-18 years
    • Age: 19+
    • Age: 55+

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