The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest is open to students grades 1 through 12 (including home-schooled children).
Entries are 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 must be signed by the artist and 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. To confirm whether a certain animal or bird is eligible, see this list of North American game animals and birds.
First, second and third place winners will be selected for each category and will be awarded $750, $500, $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 an Honorable Mention award. All winning entries will be published on the NRABlog and in NRA Family.
Submissions for all artwork will be in digital form only. Preferred specs for submissions will be a minimum of 8½"x11" with 300 DPI or higher resolution. Please include the entry form with your email to [email protected].
All submissions must be original artwork and will be subject to an originality verification process. Submissions 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.
Contest starts September 1 and entries must be received by October 31, 2023 to be eligible. Submit an entry form with each entry.
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.