Presenting Category III Honorable Mentions from our seventh through ninth grade artists
Fairfax, Virginia - Category III in our Youth Wildlife Art Contest is for artists in grades seven through nine. When we said that it was extremely tough for our judging panel to select the category's three winning entries, it was because these now-Honorable Mentions were in the running. Like with our Honorable Mentions from Category I and Category II, although these entries ultimately did not place, our judges had singled them out for their outstanding technique, effort, or for any other reason.
The colorful entry above of a fox comes from Anastasia Golyakova, a ninth grader from Richland, Washington.
Min Jang, a seventh grader from Germantown, Maryland, drew this detailed deer piece.
This excellent painting of a family of polar bears was done by Lenora Posland, an eighth grader from Austin, Texas.
Jigar Kapadia drew this artistic entry of two antelope in pastel. The ninth grader's entry comes to us from Shelton, Connecticut.
Veda Thomas, a seventh grader from Phoenix, Arizona, made excellent use of charcoal in this drawing of a pheasant.
Seventh grader Susanna Wu of Canton, Michigan, drew this lifelike squirrel with colored pencil.
This ferocious bear comes to us from ninth grader Sue Jin Park of Lewisville, Texas.
Steffi Chen painted this eye-catching watercolor of this mountain lion. The seventh grader's entry comes to us from Palatine, Illinois.
Sophie Chung, a ninth grader out of Carrollton, Texas, entered this wonderful pencil drawing of a fox.
Our second roaring bear entry comes from Nicholas Lonetto of Sewell, New Jersey. This eighth grader's entry is actually a digital image he created in Adobe Photoshop - very impressive.