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Paintings Sought for 2019 W.Va. Wildlife Calendar


The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is seeking paintings for its 2019 wildlife calendar.

The DNR says in a news release that the deadline for submitting original, color wildlife paintings is Feb. 19.

The statement says the paintings can depict game and fish species along with other wildlife, such as small mammals, bats, frogs, salamanders, snakes, songbirds, and turtles.

Artists can submit multiple entries. Paintings not chosen in previous years can be resubmitted. Each entry should include a high-quality electronic image that is 14.5-by-11.5 inches, although a print will be accepted. Electronic images can be emailed to

A $200 prize will be awarded for each chosen painting, and the artist whose work is picked for the cover will get an additional $500.