22nd Annual NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest Winners Announced

22nd Annual NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest Winners Announced

National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association

Fairfax, Va. – -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 22nd Annual Youth Wildlife Art Contest.

The annual contest is open to students in grades one through twelve including home-schooled students. NRA membership is not required to enter.

Contestant’s entries could be of any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted or trapped. Endangered species and non-game animals, such as eagles and snakes, were not eligible subjects. Entries were judged on the criteria of creativity, anatomical accuracy, and effort.

First, second, and third-place winners were chosen in each of the following grade categories: first through third grades, fourth through sixth grades, seventh through ninth grades, and tenth through twelfth grades. Prizes were awarded in each division as follows: $500 for first place, $250 for second, and $100 for third.

“The artistic skill of this year’s participants is impressive,” Executive Director of General Operations Kayne Robinson said. “Our judges were forced to make difficult decisions, and we offer them our sincere thanks.”

A complete list of winners and those who earned Honorable Mention status follows. The original entries of the winners will be temporarily displayed at the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia. To view the winning artwork online, go to www.nrahq.org/youth/wildlife.asp.

NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest Winners

CATEGORY I (Grades 1-3)

  • First Place: Albert Pei, Union City, California
  • Second Place: Richard Yong, Castro Valley, California
  • Third Place: Holly Liu, Plesanton, California

CATEGORY II (Grades 4-6)

  • First Place: Reanna Wang, Flowery Branch, Georgia
  • Second Place: Lucy Wang, Buford, Georgia
  • Third Place: Levana Zhang, Fremont, California

CATEGORY III (Grades 7-9)

  • First Place: Lauren Ge, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Second Place: Gina Huang, Johns Creek, Georgia
  • Third Place: Sherry Xiao, Fremont, California

CATEGORY IV (Grades 10-12)

  • First Place: Abraham Hunter, Vienna, Illinois
  • Second Place: Cindy Huang, Johns Creek, Georgia
  • Third Place: Monica Burtley, Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Third Place: Eric Kang, Livingston, New Jersey

HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order)

  • Paul Adelgren, Monument, Colorado
  • Radha Ambe, San Jose, California
  • Lily Armstrong, Tigard, Oregon
  • Oliver Bai, Palatine, Illinois
  • Austin Burdick, Flint Hill, Virginia
  • Angelica Burtley, Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Jiyoon Cha, Chantilly, Virginia
  • Erin Choi, Germantown, Maryland
  • Sarah Cross, Buckingham, Virginia
  • Jennelle Fong, La Canada Flintridge, California
  • Adrianne Gerlach, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Luke Gray, North Hampton, New Hampshire
  • Samuel Gray, North Hampton, New Hampshire
  • Danielle Hsieh, Fremont, California
  • Myoung Su Ko, La Canada Flintridge, California
  • Jae Lee, Norwood, New Jersey
  • Yun Jee Lee, Palisades Park, New Jersey
  • Linfei Li, Palatine, Illinois
  • Julie Liu, Fremont, California
  • Michelle Liu, Palatine, Illinois
  • Nancy Liu, Stone Mountain, Georgia
  • Kathleen Marshall, Kinston, North Carolina
  • Suji Park, Edison, New Jersey
  • Bailey Sanderson, Wamego, Kansas
  • Jamie Shen, Palo Alto, California
  • Jessica Sheng, Palo Alto, California
  • Jhee-Young Shin, Bothell, Washington
  • Kathryn Smith, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Hollie Wallace, Union, Kentucky
  • Caren Zeng, Fremont, California
  • Rujia Zha, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Barbara Zhao, Milpitas, California
  • David Zheng, Fremont, California

The contest is supported through a generous gift from Jim Broering, President of AcuSport Corporation, for the creation of the James and Kathleen Broering Endowment.