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Vail Valley students invited to make Birds of Prey posters

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Local school children have a chance to create art for the world thanks to KZYR, the Vail Valley Foundation and American National Bank.

The fifth annual Birds of Prey art contest is now underway.

“The art contest is a great way to get our school children involved with the World Cup races,” said Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation.

The response from the community and schools has been tremendous, says Gabrie Higbie of KZYR.

“We have been graced by ‘celebrity judges’ and the school district has been of great assistance in getting the kids to participate,” Higbie says. “I think that this art contest has been a great thread for pulling the community together.”

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Children ages 7-9 and 10-12 are invited to submit posters to the contest for a chance to win prizes including a pizza party at Pazzo’s in Avon, an autographed copy of the winning poster from the Birds of Prey U.S. Ski Team and more.

A bit of fame is also in the mix: The winning posters from each age group will be presented displayed at the downhill race on Dec. 4. The first place winners will also be printed in the Vail Daily on Dec. 4.

For more information, contact Haley McNeill at 970-926-7625 or

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