Vote for your favorite entries on the AHNA and AWR social media pages the first week of May! Kids, Teens, and Adult Categories judged separately. Check back on this page for more Wild for Wildlife art entries as they come in!
Rules and instructions on how to submit here!
Rules and instructions on how to submit here!
"Fox in Vines" by Leah Tedesco. ADULT ENTRY #1
"As an animal lover and dog owner, I love wildlife because of how beautifully diverse all the animals are and their different habitats. Watching wildlife also brings back memories of my dad and our time together sitting on our porch watching and identifying all the different birds that would land in our bird feeder. I believe it is within our power to protect and safeguard these precious animals and ensure they are safeguarded."
by Diana Mann ADULT ENTRY #4
"I love wildlife because the beauty from all - plants and all the animals bring me much joy. Seeing it renew itself is amazing and watching the way, even butterflies move so beautifully."
Bobcat by Lyra Adams, age 6 CHILD ENTRY #1
"I love wildlife because learning about animals is interesting."
Mountain Lion by Marissa McQueen, 19. ADULT ENTRY #8
“I love wildlife because every animal plays a role in a balance together. We all work together in one big cycle that makes up nature and the natural beautiful life that most of us take for granted. Every time I step outside it’s a reminder of the world that’s alive around me, and the amazing work that each animal does to keep the balance of nature flowing.”
Sea Turtle by Lexi Spiker, age 12. TEEN ENTRY #4. "I love observing wildlife, all animals are fascinating. & adorable!"
"White Squirrel" by Thomas Adams, age 8. CHILD ENTRY #2.
"I love wildlife because I like to watch the white squirrel and birds in my yard."
by Jen. ADULT ENTRY #12
by Alice, age 6.5. CHILD ENTRY #3
"I love climbing trees & all the bugs & the warm sun and fresh air."
by Jen. ADULT ENTRY #15
by Mia Lopez, age 13. TEEN ENTRY #7
River Otters by Lee Pantas. ADULT ENTRY #2
Excerpted from "Wild and Furry Animals of the Southern Appalachians"
"I love wildlife because wild animals possess wonderful qualities of innocence, purity of intention and action, extraordinary grace and agility, and fearlessness in defending their own species, especially their young."
by Mia Lopez, age 13. TEEN ENTRY #1
"I love animals because they all help the environment."
by Sarah Nicholson ADULT ENTRY #6
"I love wildlife because its scope and beauty take my breath away. Nature has the unique ability to simultaneously empower me and make me realize my own insignificance. Whether it be the smallest of beetles or the largest National Park, nature gives evidence of a higher design and is humbling to behold. It reminds us that, contrary to society’s anthropogenic messages, the earth is not ours to dominate and develop, but rather a home to respect and share."
by Jade Graham, age 14. TEEN ENTRY #2
"I love nature because of how peaceful and relaxing it can be after a long day."
by Belinda Forsyth. ADULT ENTRY #9.
"I love painting wild life , flowers, trees and song birds. I value everything that is nature and am a supporter of taking care of it."
by Kate. ADULT ENTRY #11
by Madison Rae, age 13. TEEN ENTRY #6
by Linda. ADULT ENTRY #14
"Kentucky's state bird is a Cardinal. We grew up in western Kentucky. Much love for our old Kentucky home and beautiful Cardinals. I'm submitting my sister's painting ~ my love for her and cardinals, too!"
by Emilee. ADULT ENTRY #16
"Wildlife is incredibly important to me, and I find it so beautiful. I get to work with reptiles everyday, so I experience first hand what amazing personalities these little creatures can have. I specifically chose to draw this small-footed bat though because bats hold a special place in my heart. I have always adored their cute little faces, but they have such a paramount role in the ecosystem that I wish more people knew about. Big or small, I always geek out when I get to watch the bats fly around my backyard in the summer. I’ll sit on the porch and count them as they fly by which helps me to unwind after a long day. Bats are truly one of the highlights of my summers.
Thank you for all you do for all of the beautiful creatures in this world!"
by Grace, age 8. CHILD ENTRY #6
by Kristen Haas. ADULT ENTRY #3
" I love wildlife because it brings me so much joy and serenity. As I sip my morning cup of coffee...I gaze out my kitchen window listening to the songbirds. I feel relaxed and settled and can tackle my hectic day!"
by Diana Mann ADULT ENTRY #5
by Ricky Van Warner. ADULT ENTRY #7
“I am grateful for the opportunity to travel our beautiful planet and capture pictures of some of the enchanting places Earth has to offer. landscapes, Seascapes, or the creatures which inhabit them”
Barn Owl by Liv Day. TEEN ENTRY #3
"I love wildlife because it is so simple yet so complex...I just want to learn all I can about it. I want to be a marine biologist so that I can surround myself with nature's beauty all of my life. It pains me though that some of the creatures that are around today won't be later because of human negligence. This is why I want to do all I can to spread awareness about threatened species like the barn owl."
by Belinda Forsyth. ADULT ENTRY #10
by Madison Rae, age 13. TEEN ENTRY #5
"My 13 year old grand daughter, Madison Rae, is exploring Texas wildlife and experimenting with photography. I do believe this sweet girl has a creative eye for detail."
by Hallie. ADULT ENTRY #13
"I am a wildlife observer who enjoys sketching humans, domestic cats and dogs, and still objects."
by Kat. ADULT ENTRY #17
"I used to work with Becca the deer at the nature center and I've always loved her!"
by Jack, age 7. CHILD ENTRY #5
"I love wildlife because all the baby animals are so cute!"