First time George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest participant takes top honors
Fairfax, Virginia - The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest's Best In Show winner was selected from among every entry received this year. Category does not matter when it comes to the grand prize. The artwork our judges are most impressed with, the artwork displaying the most effort, creativity, anatomical accuracy, and composition, receives a $1,000 prize.
After much debate, the judges gave Jaeha Woo of Alpharetta, Georgia the contest's ultimate award. His entry, titled Silence, depicts a masterfully drawn doe in tall grass, staring directly back at you. A first timer in the contest, Jaeha has done pretty well for himself and is only in the eleventh grade. With a year left of eligibility, we hope he chooses to submit another amazing work next year in 2013.
Congratulations on this prestigious accomplishment, Jaeha, and your $1,000. You've earned it.
But this contest could not be so great without the participation of so many aspiring artists. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries. It's been a great 25 years doing the Youth Wildlife Art Contest and we look forward to 25 more. Next week we'll begin showing off all of the Honorable Mentions. Keep checking back on NRAblog.