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2016 Youth Wildlife Art Contest Now Accepting Entries

2016 Youth Wildlife Art Contest Now Accepting Entries

We are now accepting entries for the 2016 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest! Entry is simple... create your artwork, complete an entry form and submit by October 31, 2016! Click here to get started...

The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest offers young artists interested in hunting and wildlife an outlet to use their creative talent, practice artistic techniques, and refine wildlife identification skills through the creation of original works. This contest encourages youth to nurture their interest for the visual arts, hunting, and wildlife conservation. It also reinforces the positive effects of hunting and wildlife conservation with the public at large. 

More than 450 outstanding young artists from across the United States entered in 2015. Artists have the opportunity to compete for over $5,000 in cash and prizes this year. 

Students grades 1 through 12 (including home-schooled children) are eligible to enter and all entries must portray North American game birds or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped. Artwork that showcases endangered species and non-game animals such as eagles and snakes are not eligible subjects. Artists are permitted to submit one entry, if more than one is received, the first piece of artwork entered for each artists will be considered, and all additional pieces of artwork will be disqualified. Be sure to complete an entry form and attach it with your artwork before submitting it.  All entries must be postmarked by October 31, 2016.

Artwork will be judged based on artistic merit, creativity, and anatomical accuracy. Artists will be grouped and judged by the following grade groups: Category I: Grades 1-3, Category II: Grades 4-6, Category III: Grades 7-9, Category IV: Grades 10-12. Eight pieces of artwork will be selected from each category, 32 in total, and will be considered our category winners. These 32 pieces of artwork will be displayed online for public viewing and voting. The public will help us determine 12 National Finalists. Each category will have a first, second and third place winner. Those not chosen as a National Finalist will be recognized as an honorable mention. Finally, from the 12 National Finalists, a panel of judges will choose one Best in Show. 

2015 Best in Show 

To view the winners from 2015, click here

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