On August 26, 2020

Make art and enjoy wildlife

An art contest sponsored by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Dept. invites participants to get outside and help celebrate 100 years of Wildlife Management Area (WMA) conservation with an art contest commemorating Vermont’s legacy of wildlife-based recreation and healthy lands and waters.

In 1920, Sandbar Wildlife Management Area in Milton became Vermont’s first area conserved specifically for the benefit of fish and wildlife. Over the course of the past 100 years, Vermont has conserved 100 WMAs, protecting more than 130,000 acres of important habitat for fish, wildlife and plants, as well as providing opportunities for wildlife-based recreation. This great milestone of conserving 100 WMAs in 100 years is the result of dedicated conservationists, including hunters, anglers, bird watchers, and many others.

Competition will be held in five age groups from August through Oct. 9.  Entries may include media such as paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, poetry, audio, video, or anything else that can be shared digitally. Prizes will include $300 for the first, second and third place winners provided by the Vermont Federation of Sportsman’s Clubs, with additional monetary prizes, a WMA guide, “Wetland-Woodland-Wildland” book, Green Mountain Conservation Camp discounts, and lunch with a scientist.

Winners will be announced on Nov. 13.

For more information visit vtfishandwildlife.com/wma-art-contest.

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