Call for Artists 2024: Keeping Costa Rica Wild

Call for Artists: Join Toucan Rescue Ranch’s “Keeping Costa Rica Wild” Fun-Raiser!

Since 2016, Toucan Rescue Ranch has hosted an annual art contest to raise funds for our amazing projects and programs. Thanks to the creativity and generosity of artists like you, we’ve bought new medical equipment, provided our COVID-19-pandemic relief fund, built pre-release enclosures, and even created an education center!

This year, we’re back with a bang and a brand new theme: “Keeping Costa Rica Wild”! We’re inviting artists from all over the world to join us in celebrating and protecting the incredible wildlife of Costa Rica.


The Keeping Costa Rica Wild Fund

Our Keeping Costa Rica Wild Program is a cornerstone of what we do at TRR. From tayras and wildcats to otters and spider monkeys, we provide top-notch care for various species. Your support helps these amazing creatures and fuels new initiatives to conserve Costa Rica's wildlife.

Why is the Fund Important?

The Keeping Costa Rica Wild Program helps us continue to support the various mammal species that come into our care that need rehabilitation, medical attention, a forever home, and in many cases, rewilding.

How it will Save Lives

Costa Rica is a treasure trove of unique and endangered species. With your help, the Keeping Costa Rica Wild Program can continue to protect these precious creatures. In 2024 alone, we expect to care for 500 orphaned and injured animals. This ambitious effort will cost approximately $50,200. These funds are essential for the comprehensive care, rehabilitation, and, when possible, rewilding of these animals. They cover everything from medical supplies and clinic services to the ongoing costs of looking after the diverse species in our care.

For this year's Call for Artists, our goal is to raise $10,000 to cover a chunk of the costs of this important program.

Create an Impact

Jump on board and be a part of this exciting initiative. Your artistic flair will help ensure the survival of Costa Rica’s amazing wildlife. Together, we can keep Costa Rica wild and wonderful!

In summary, the “Keeping Costa Rica Wild” program plays a crucial role in safeguarding Costa Rica’s natural treasures for future generations, supporting sustainable development, and promoting global biodiversity conservation. This program is not only essential for the health of the planet but also for the well-being of the people who depend on these ecosystems for their livelihoods.


🖌️FOR ARTISTS: Submitting Artwork 

  1. You may only submit ONE (1) piece of artwork.
  2. The submission period ENDS June 18, 2024 – We encourage early submissions for more votes towards your artwork.
  3. The artwork must follow the theme of “KEEPING COSTA RICA WILD.”
  4. This year, there will be one category, combining young and older artists from all over the world to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!
  5. If you are under 18, you will need permission from a parent or guardian to submit your artwork.
  6. Only artwork submitted through the official submission form will be considered for this contest.
  7. 🚫No photography will be accepted as art submissions.  We have a separate campaign for photography, so follow us on social media to learn more about #TRRShareYourShot!
  8. No Artificial Intelligence (AI) Art, sorry
  9. Only original artwork will be accepted. Please do not plagiarize. If it is brought to our attention that your submission is not original or without permission we will have to remove your submission from Call for Artists.

FOR DONORS: How do I Vote for a piece of artwork? 

To VOTE for a submission 💸 $1.00 donated = 1 VOTE 

  • Include the name of the artwork you are voting for when checking out here
  • Donations MUST be made on this page
  • The artwork that receives the MOST VOTES by the end of the voting period ⌛July 5 at 7:00 p.m. Costa Rican Time, 9 pm EST, is the WINNER!

Your donation is manually updated on the SCOREBOARD & UPDATES ON MIGHTYCAUSE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE. You will get a confirmation email from [email protected].

TRR will regularly keep track of points and post them in the MightyCause UPDATE feature.

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