Saturday, February 23, 2008

Exciting News!

Yesterday I received a call from Lori Fujimoto of the American Birding Society regarding their Young Birder of the Year competition which I spent all summer preparing for. You may remember that I posted some stuff relating to the contest last year--here are a few links.

Artwork

You're Only Young Once

This Must Be God's Hand

Adam's Visit #1

Adam's Visit #2

Adam's Visit #3

Adam's Visit #4

Adam's Visit #5

Adam's Visit #6

But you probably didn't take the time to look at any of those 'cause you want to know WHAT ON EARTH IS SO EXCITING!! :) Two words.

I won!

I've been selected as the ABA's young birder of the year, a dream come true. All that hard work payed off. ;) You can find out more about the contest here. I can't wait to receive the judges' comments.

To God be the glory,

Benjamin

7 comments:

SkyStrider said...

Congratulations! They must have liked your poem.

Lydia said...

Great job! I just read through your poem and definitely enjoyed it, especially stanza five :). I took a look at the art too...the falcon has some great detail and the colors in "Pier Pressure" are beautiful. Keep the good work!

Benjamin said...

Thanks Jeremy and Lydia, I'm getting the judges' comments on all my work next week and it'll be interesting to see what they say about the poem (or if they just ignore it... :) One of the best parts of this contest is getting professional feedback on your work.

A letter arrived today from the ABA detailing where I placed in all four modules. I got first in illustration, second in writing, third in field notebook and an honorable mention in photography.

Stephen B said...

Very impressive. Great work!

Brian said...

Way to go!!!!

Hannahlee said...

Congratulations, my friend!! That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool! And you're right, I didn't actually look at the pics till *after* I found out "what on earth was so exciting". :) I'm so happy for you!!!

Adam Nisbett said...

The ABA website has been updated! Check out the homepage.