Need some clarification on the NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest? This should help.
Fairfax, Virginia - The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest has been getting a bunch of questons this year. We started wondering how many more of you out there need clarification on something but haven't called or emailed us yet?
To help with any lingering clarifications you may need, we've put together a Frequently Asked Questions guide based on the most common inquiries. With the deadline coming up in two and a half weeks, this list should help you stay on track with creating your entries instead of pondering rules - always a good thing. If you still have something you'd like to ask, please call (703-267-1588) or email us.
What animals are eligible?
entry should depict a North American game bird or game animal – any
animal (or bird) that can be legally hunted or trapped in the United
States or Canada. (The judges look more for “fur-bearers and
feather-bearers” – so fish.)
We have a list of eligible animals online at www.nrahq.org/youth/gamelist.pdf which can help inspire your entry.
Can my entry have multiple animals, or should it just have one?
animals are okay. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that your
artistic portrayal creates a realistic view of two animals that might be
found in the kind of habitat you’re depicting – a whitetail deer and a
squirrel, for example, would be okay, but a Rio Grande turkey and an
arctic hare might be a little less realistic to find in the same
ecosystem (outside of a zoo!).
Can I enter? I don’t live in the United States.
Sorry – only students in the United States in grades 1 through 12 can enter.
Can I enter my painting on canvas?
While the rules say that “submissions should be on good quality bond
or drawing paper, or illustration board” and that “preferred sizes for
the 8½"x11" or 11"x14",” it’s okay if the artwork is on canvas, or
watercolor paper, or whatever surface is appropriate. (And it doesn’t
have to be 8½"x11" or 11"x14" – bigger or smaller are okay, too.)
Do I have to send the original, or can I send a photocopy?
You do have to send the original artwork – copies will not be accepted.
Got a question you’d like answered about the 2012 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.