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West Virginia DNR seeks paintings for wildlife calendar

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original color wildlife paintings for the 2022 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar.

The deadline to submit artwork is Feb. 19.

Paintings may depict popular game and fish species or feature other West Virginia wildlife, such as snakes, frogs, turtles, salamanders, bats, songbirds, small mammals and nongame fish.

“This calendar offers a wonderful opportunity for artists to feature their work,” Wildlife Resources Section Chief Paul Johansen said.

All artists, especially those from West Virginia, are encouraged to submit their work. A $200 prize is awarded for each chosen painting, with an additional $500 going to the artist whose artwork is picked for the cover.

Each entry should include an electronic image that can be sized at 14.5 inches wide by 11.5 inches high at 300 dpi. A high-quality print also will be accepted.

Artists may send in multiple entries. The calendar format is horizontal with measurements of 14-by-11 inches, the ratio artists must in mind when creating paintings. Paintings not chosen in previous years may be resubmitted. Electronic images should be emailed to Jessica.N.Swecker@wv.gov.

Art submission rules, may be downloaded at https://tinyurl.com/y5zrew8s or by calling 304-637-0245.

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