AWF William R. Ireland, Sr. Youth Wildlife Art Contest
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The Alabama Wildlife Federation partners with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to promote the AWF William R. Ireland, Sr. Youth Wildlife Art Contest and the USFWS Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest throughout Alabama.
The AWF William R. Ireland, Sr. Youth Wildlife Art Contest is open to all public, private and home school students in Alabama. First, second, and third place awards will be given in the following four grade categories: *K-3 *4-6 *7-9 *10-12
Winners were awarded plaques and art supplies at a luncheon on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at AWF’s Headquarters in Millbrook at the Lanark Pavilion.
All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation for their entries (limited to 25 entries per school).
Sponsor Identification: Each school/sponsor must include a copy of the AWF Youth Wildlife Art Contest Sponsor Entry Form with each packet of artwork entries.
Return Postage: If the school/sponsor wants the artwork returned, each packet of entries must include a prepaid postage container or a check/money order (made out to the AWF) for the postage.
Number of Entries: Each school/sponsor should only submit their top 25 entries; and each student may only enter one piece of artwork.
Entry Identification: Each entry must have the AWF Youth Wildlife Art Contest Student Entry Form attached to the back of the artwork. Artists’ mark, name, and/or signature must not appear on the front of the artwork.
Media: Any flat media can be used including pencil, ink, acrylic, oil, charcoal, pastel, crayon, watercolor, and/or collage.
Size: All entries should be 8” x 10”.
Wrapping: Entries must not be framed, mounted or matted. If charcoal or chalk is used, entries must be protected with shrink wrap or wrapped in acetate.
The Subject Matter MUST be a wildlife species indigenous to the state of Alabama.
Examples include amphibians such as the barking treefrog or spotted salamander, birds such as the bald eagle or eastern wild turkey, insects such as the monarch butterfly or imperial moth caterpillar, mammals such as the eastern cottontail or black bear, reptiles such as the scarlet kingsnake or Ernst’s map turtle, and fish such as the large mouth bass or sunfish.
CLICK HERE to download the AWF Youth Art Wildlife Contest Sponsor & Entry Identification Forms (PDF)
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest design is a term paper in which students use visual rather than verbal articulation to show what they have learned. Participants select a species of North American waterfowl, research this species and its habitat, and then depict the waterfowl in an artistic medium.
Entries for the Junior Duck Stamp Contest are collected at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Alabama. Deadline is March 15. For more information about the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest, please contact the USFWS's Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge at (256) 350-6639.
CLICK HERE for more info about the Junior Duck Stamp Contest.