Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center Celebrates Summer with Birdhouse Contest

11150668_1089277987754878_4529005126876655849_nPUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – In celebration of the beginning of summer, the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is hosting a Beautiful Birdhouse Contest.

(Photo: Birdfeeder from last year’s contest entered by Robert Sprankle.)

Those interested in participating are invited to enter a whimsical, quirky, beautiful birdhouse or birdfeeder for a chance to win a cash prize and have the birdhouse or birdfeeder on display at the Weather Discovery Center.

This year, three prizes will be awarded in two division – adults 17 and older and children ages 6 through 16.

For adults, prize levels include:
– Grand Prize winner receives $200.00
– Runner Up receives $100.00
– Honorable Mention receives $50.00
– A People’s Choice winner will receive a ribbon and an assortment of birdseed

And for kids, prize levels are:
– Grand Prize winner receives $50.00
– Runner Up receives $25.00
– Honorable Mention receives a gift
– A People’s Choice winner will receive a ribbon and a gift

Birdhouses will be on display June 6 through August 8.

Judging will take place on July 2, and the announcement of winners will be on July 3 at 3:00 p.m.

Entries will remain on display at the Weather Discovery Center through August 8. A silent auction of birdhouses that have been donated to the Weather Discovery Center will be held from July 3 through July 18.

A downloadable entry form is available here.

Entries will be accepted until May 30.

For more information, call 814-938-1000.


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