Contest veterans edged by newcomer in NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest's Category II

2013 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest Category II First Place recipient Elijah Roberts

Fairfax, Virginia - Next up in the winning entries from the four categories of the George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest are our fourth through sixth graders. Category II rounds out the elementary school students.

Judging these entries is especially tough for our panel as many more students have art training and are beginning to experiment with different techniques. After meticulously going over every entry in the category and making several cuts, out judges awarded three sixth graders the top spots.

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Armadillo, Raccoon and Mountain Lion take top honors in 2013 Youth Wildlife Art Contest's youngest category

2013 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest Category I First Place recipient Jerry Yuan

Fairfax, Virginia - This year's George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest saw more than 600 entries from extremely talented young artists all throughout the United States. After careful consideration, our panel of judges selected the winners and honorable mentions for each of the contest's four age-based categories. We can't wait to share the amazing winning pieces with you this year, so without further ado, we present the top Category I entries.

Category I is comprised of students in grades one through three. These entrants are so young that they have only recently begun to develop their art skills, but you can hardly tell.

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Another year of outstanding wildlife art from America's young artists

2013 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest

Fairfax, Virginia - The 2013 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest concluded yesterday after its panel of judges selected winners from among the more than 650 entries. But we aren't ready to announce the winners just yet. We like to call everyone who placed and personally congratulate them on a job well done.

Once we've reached this year's most talented artists, we'll post their amazingly well done entries right here on NRAblog, starting with Category I.

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November 4 deadline approaches for fall art contest - $7,000 in prizes up for grabs

Artwork from the 2012 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest

Fairfax, Virginia - There's only one week left to complete your entries for the George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest.

Open to students in grades 1 through 12 (including home-schooled children), we're awarding $7,000 in prizes to the most talented youth artists out there. But there's only one week left to create your art. Entries must be submitted by November 4, 2013.

Youth Wildlife Art Contest entries are split up into one of four categories based on school grade. Category I includes grades 1 through 3. Category II is for grades 4 through 6. Category III covers grades 7 through 9, and Category IV includes grades 10 through 12.

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$7,000 in prizes awarded this Fall in art for 1st through 12th grade students in United States

Winning entries from the 2012 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest

Fairfax, Virginia - The  November 4 deadline for this year's George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest is just under a month away. For all you young artists out there, we're awarding $7,000 in cash prizes to the top entries.

Open to students in grades 1 through 12 (including home-schooled children), your entry must be submitted by November 4, 2013.

To level the playing field, Youth Wildlife Art Contest entries are split up into one of four categories based on school grade. Category I includes grades 1 through 3. Category II is for grades 4 through 6. Category III covers grades 7 through 9, and Category IV includes grades 10 through 12.

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November 4 deadline for fall art contest - open to all 1st through 12th grade students in United States

Artwork from the 2012 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest

Fairfax, Virginia - The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest is now accepting entries for 2013 and is offering $7,000 in cash prizes.

Open to students in grades 1 through 12 (including home-schooled children), entries must be submitted by November 4, 2013.

Youth Wildlife Art Contest entries are split up into one of four categories based on school grade. Category I includes grades 1 through 3. Category II is for grades 4 through 6. Category III covers grades 7 through 9, and Category IV includes grades 10 through 12.

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Fall art contest open to all 1st through 12th grade students in United States

Winning entries from the 2012 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest

Fairfax, Virginia - The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest is now accepting entries for 2013 and is offering $7,000 in cash prizes.

Open to students in grades 1 through 12 (including home-schooled children), entries must be submitted by November 4, 2013.

Youth Wildlife Art Contest entries are split up into one of four categories based on school grade. Category I includes grades 1 through 3. Category II is for grades 4 through 6. Category III covers grades 7 through 9, and Category IV includes grades 10 through 12.

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The next George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest awakens with spring

Mountain lion painting in the NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest by Cupertino, California's Jessica Cho

Fairfax, Viginia - This past fall the George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest saw a lot of talented artists submit stunning works of art. With $7,000 in prizes on the line, you could see that a great amount of effort went into each entry.

Many students spent months working on their pieces, making sure they were just right. Artists like Jessica Cho from Cupertino, California.

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Honorable mentions from the NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest's oldest contestants: tenth through twelfth graders

Eleventh grader Gina Huang of Johns Creek, Georgia won an honorable mention for A Curious Bobcat in the 2012 NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest

Fairfax, Virginia - This is it, the last of the honorable mentions from this year's George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest. As with our winning entries, we saved the best for last and now present our Category IV entries.

Just like all of our other honorable mentions, these entries came oh so close to receiving winning marks by our judges but, despite falling short, they are still recognized by our judges as being exceptional.

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