Who can participate?
The Pennsylvania Game Commission invites Pennsylvania youth, grades 6 through 12, to participate in the first annual Youth Wildlife Art Contest.
Through this Youth Wildlife Art Contest, the Pennsylvania Game Commission hopes to promote wildlife art among young artists, recognize the talents of these young artists and enhance their knowledge of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and our state's endangered and threatened species.
Participating students shall depict one or more Pennsylvania endangered or threatened species in the appropriate habitat. The artwork must be biologically correct in color, proportional size, shape, activity and habitat. Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12) categories will be judged separately. All artwork must be postmarked by Friday, February 7, 2014. Please follow these links to Contest Rules & Procedures and the Entry Form.
The winning artwork will be displayed at Pennsylvania Game Commission Headquarters in Harrisburg during March for Youth Art Month and at the Pennsylvania Department of Education during the month of April.
The following awards will be given in both Middle School and High School categories:
- First Place $500
- Second Place $300
- Third Place $100
- Fourth Place $50
- The art instructor for first place winners will receive $100 to be used for art supplies for the school.
Winners are eligible to move on to the National Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Details will be provided to the winners.
For more information:
Please contact Robert J. Wesoloskie at 717-787-4250 extension 3623.