We’re so excited to finally announce the art contest winners!
This year was our second art contest for kids to engage in their creativity and learn more about West Virginia wildlife. WV is home to roughly 600 incredible creatures that need our time and attention in order to thrive! In order to protect and love something, it’s important to learn about it. We see this annual art contest as an opportunity to inspire upcoming generations to get involved in conserving our beautiful wild lands.
Our participants this year were all roughly from the same age group, so we decided to organize winners in three categories of: Threatened and Endangered, Common WV Species, and Iconic.
The winners are…
Threatened and Endangered:
- Winner: Cheat Mountain Salamander by Delaney Stull
- Second Place: Big Bat by Asa Gaugot
Common WV Species:
- Winner: Bobcat by Marley Miner
- Second place: Black bear by Raina Logar
- Winner: Mountain Lion by Keira Kosut
- Second place: Coyote by Tessa Dubansky
- Runner up: Rhododendron by Vivian Crossland
All winners received t-shirts. In addition to t-shirts, 1st place winners also received stickers and Ginny ornaments. Congratulations to the contestants! We are so thankful for their participation, and love seeing creative minds at work! A special thank you to Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative for their engagement. Until next year.
To see the kids art work please click here.