Youth Wildlife Art Contest

The National Rifle Association is now accepting entries for its 2015 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 1 through 12 (including home-schooled children). NRA membership is not required. The deadline to enter is November 2, 2015.

Entries will be sorted into one of four categories, based on school grade: Category I: grades 1-3; Category II: grades 4-6; Category III: grades 7-9; Category IV: grades 10-12. Entries may portray any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted or trapped. Endangered species and non-game animals, such as eagles and snakes, are not eligible subjects. Call (703) 267-1531 or email artcontest@nrahq.org if you need to confirm whether a certain animal or bird is eligible

First, second, and third place winners will be selected for each category and will be awarded $750, $500, and $250 respectively. One entry will be selected to receive the Best In Show award and a $1,000 prize. Judges may also choose for a non-winning entry to receive a Honorable Mention award. All winning entries will be published on the NRABlog and in NRA Family.

Contestants are limited to one entry each. Entries may be in a medium of the artist's choice (oil, water color, pastels, pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, etc.). Submissions should be on good quality bond or drawing paper, or illustration board. Preferred sizes for the artwork are 8½"x11" or 11"x14". Matting is optional. Entries should not be framed. Composition must be original. Photographs may be used for reference, but artwork determined to have been traced or copied from a published photograph without copyright permission from the photographer, or from another artist's work, shall be disqualified.

Entries to the NRA art contest must be postmarked by November 2, 2015, and must be accompanied by a signed entry form. Entries will be judged on effort, creativity, technique, anatomical accuracy, and composition.

The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the winners for the 2014 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest:

Best In Show: Cole Williams, Dallas, Texas

Category I (Grades 1-3)
First Place: Jei Jeong, Centreville, Virginia
Second Place: Min Ju Kwan, Centreville, Virginia
Third Place: Anna Fair, Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Category II (Grades 4-6)
First Place: Amanda Chen, Naperville, Illinois
Second Place: James Corley Sanders, Trout, Louisiana
Third Place: Tori Howard, Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

Category III (Grades 7-9)
First Place: Pearl Kim, Germantown, Maryland
Second Place: Hannah Chen, Sewell, New Jersey
Third Place: Hunter Blaze Pearson, Agoura Hills, California

Category IV (Grades 10-12)
First Place: Amy Lin, Phoenix, Arizona
Second Place: Emily Love, Louisiana, Missouri
Third Place: Gabrielle Garcia, Cortlandt Manor, New York

Honorable Mentions

  • Savannah Boehlein, Louisiana, Missouri
  • McKenna Brockway, Brea, California
  • Bailey Brown, Salem, Alabama
  • Roselene Chen, Fremont, California
  • Justin Chong, Lewisville, Texas
  • Esther Choe, Centreville, Virginia
  • Jennifer Dong, Novi, Michigan
  • Anaya Edwards, Kernersville, North Carolina
  • Mario Fagnani, Redwood City, California
  • Sarah Fair, Coudersport, Pennsylvania
  • Michael Foret, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Claire Holloway, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Liam Jeanette, Wheaton, Illinois
  • Sebin Jeon, Potomac, Maryland
  • Elizabeth Johnson, Orange, California
  • Bibiane Kan, Lisle, Illinois
  • Michelle Kien, Rockville, Maryland
  • Andrew Kneeland, Rock Springs, Wyoming
  • Gage Lee, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Hana Lee, Rockville, Maryland
  • Jeremy Lee, Centreville, Virginia
  • Brandon Li, Skillman, New Jersey
  • Helena Li, Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Emily Ma, Canton, Michigan
  • Faith Noelle Malfa, Palm Harbor, Florida
  • Molly Miklosz, Western Springs, Illinois
  • Alice Qin, Canton, Ohio
  • Emely Ramos, Manassas, Virginia
  • Korban Siebenaler, Redondo Beach, California
  • Min Sin, Lewisville, Texas
  • Daniel Smith, Florence, South Carolina
  • Gordon Su, Milpitas, California
  • Lily Tao, Auburn, Alabama
  • Jocelyn Wang, Auburn, Alabama
  • Kelly Wang, Johns Creek, Georgia
  • Amanda Wong, Chandler, Arizona
  • Joshua Yao, San Jose, California
  • Alice Ying, Novi, Michigan
  • Yurui Zhang, Canton, Michigan
Questions regarding the contest may be directed to (703) 267-1588 or artcontest@nrahq.org. See NRAblog for coverage of the Youth Wildlife Art Contest.