Talented Category I artists are awarded Honorable Mention in Youth Wildlife Art Contest
Fairfax, Virginia - Out of the hundreds of entries we receive each year for the George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest, our judges can only select 13 to the winner's circle - three from each of the four categories plus the Best in Show. But there are so many more entries that deserve recognition, which is why we have Honorable Mentions.
During the judging process, every member of the panel may choose any piece of art, for any reason, to receive an Honorable Mention. And now that we've completed the reveals of 2013's winners, it's time to highlight the Honorable Mentions - in no particular order - starting back at Category I.
Above is third grader Ashley Park's drawing of a polar bear and cub. Ashley's entry comes from Little Neck, New York.
Third grader Anabelle Hur of Fort Lee, New Jersey, created this drawing of an elk with Crayon.
Grace Sun is a first grader from Lake Zurich, Illinois, who painted this excellent black bear in watercolor.
This painting of a Sandhill Crane is by third grader Shreenidhi Saravanan of West Lafayette, Indiana.
Selina Jiang, a third grader from Palatine, Illinois, painted this watercolor of a bounding whitetail deer.
Finally, second grader Jei Jeong from the NRA's backyard of Centerville, Virginia, also drew an admirable Crayon piece of this turkey.
Congratulations to all of this year's Youth Wildlife Art Contest winners, Honorable Mentions. And we would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest. There are still three more categories of Honorable Mentions to display. Keep checking back on NRAblog for the rest of the art.