What happens when you have too many great entries in the George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest? Honorable mentions.
Fairfax, Virginia - The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest receives so many amazing entries each year. All four categories receive hundreds of works of art and, although only three from each can place, there are a lot that we would like to recognize. These entries that didn't quite win are given honorable mentions by our judges and we have Category I's for you today.
There are no ranks to honorable mentions, so we will be displaying them in alphabetical order.
First up in Category I is second grader Sasha Balasingam from San Jose, California and her entry titled Colorful Duck.
Cortney Ha, a second grader from Monterey Park, California entered this smiling polar bear cub titled Ice Baby.
Jordan Irby is next with their entry Puma staring right back at you. A third grader from Cedar Hill, Texas, Jordan's work was very impressive.
Ariston Stitt, a third grader from Desoto, Texas, follows with an honorable mention of his own for this massive beast in Bull Elk.
And the final honorable mention for our first through third graders is Catherine Zheng from Fremont, California. Catherine's entry is a fluffy bunny titled Hug Me.