Want to earn national recognition and win cash prized for your artwork? Enter the George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest! The contest is open to students in grades 1 through 12 (including home-schooled children). NRA membership is not required. The deadline to enter is November 5, 2012.
Contest entries are categorized by the entrant’s grade in school:
Category I includes grades 1 through 3
Category II is for grades 4 through 6
Category III covers grades 7 through 9
Category IV includes grades 10 through 12
Winners in each grade category will receive $750. Second-place finishers will receive $500, and the third-place award will be $250. A prize of $1000 will also be awarded for Best In Show.
Entries may portray any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted or trapped. Endangered species and non-game animals, such as eagles and snakes, are not eligible subjects. Call (703) 267-1531 or email email@example.com if you need to confirm whether a certain animal or bird is eligible, or see this list of North American game animals and birds.
Contestants are limited to one entry each. Entries may be in a medium of the artist’s choice (oil, water color, pastels, pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, etc.). Entries must arrive at NRA by November 5, 2012, and must be accompanied by an entry form or brief statement signed by the student’s parent, guardian, or teacher attesting to the originality of the work and verifying the artist’s grade level as of November 1, 2012. In addition, the artist’s name, age, home address, phone number, and grade must be printed on the back of the entry or on a note attached to the back of the entry. Entries will be judged on effort, creativity, anatomical accuracy, and composition.
Send entries to: George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Entries will be returned by January 2013 only if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Questions regarding the contest may be directed to (703) 267-1531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.