2021 Poster/Photo Contest Theme
" Symbols of Pennsylvania"
Contact: Susan Hughes, Office Manager (717) 232-3480
Call for Posters and Photos
The Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen & Conservationists and the Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation Invites Youth to Share their Love of the Outdoors through Art and Photography in the Annual Art Poster & Photo Contest.
Each year the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen & Conservationists and the Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation invites students in grades 4-12 to participate in its poster and photo contest to encourage creative expression and an appreciation and understanding of the outdoor world. The contests are open to school-aged children in grades 4-12 who live in Pennsylvania. Entries will compete against others in the same age group. Youngsters can be attending public, private or home schools. Questions about the contest or for information on rules and how to enter? Contact the PFSC office at (717) 232-3480 or email@example.com.
Through this contest, we hope to encourage our youth to learn more about Pennsylvania's wildlife, fisheries and natural resources.
This year's theme is "Symbols of Pennsylvania".
Pennsylvania has many official state symbols. Each symbol is connected to history, honors a native species, or recognizes a product of importance to Pennsylvania's economy. Five of these symbols have a connection to conservation and have been used in PFSC & PWF's logos. Do you know what they are?
GET EXCITED: Learn more about the Symbols of Pennsylvania. What is the state bird, mammal, fish, tree and plant? Posters and photos may depict one or all five of these state symbols.
GET OUTSIDE: How easy is it to spot one of these symbols? Where are they usually found?
GET INVOLVED: By looking closer, you will see how conservation efforts promote and protect our natural resources, and how you can make your neighborhood a better place to live so you can enjoy these state symbols in your back yard.
Judging of posters may be at the county and state levels. The deadline for most county submissions is January 1, 2021. The judging of photos is only at the state level.
Posters may be submitted directly to the state by March 1, 2021, if your county does not participate. (Submission is not required at the county level to enter the state level.)
All photos must be submitted directly to the state office by March 1, 2021. Contact the PFSC office at (717) 232-3480 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find your county contact's name and contact info.
Judging at the state level will take place during the PFSC March 2021 conference. Contest awards at the State Level for each category (poster and photo) - Senior, Junior, and Sub-junior, are as follows: First Place - $75, Second Place - $60, and Third Place - $50.
PFSC/PWF POSTER & PHOTO CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
If you like to draw, you can depict your submission as an artwork poster. Entries in the Art Poster Contest must be on 11" x 17" poster board, and the exact words of the theme must appear on the poster as part of the artwork. Artwork must illustrate the current year's theme. Artists can be creative with whatever art material they choose, such as watercolor, oil or acrylic paints, crayons or (well-fixed) chalk.
Only one entry per student.
If you like to take photographs, you can depict your submission in a photo. Photographs entered must be 8" x 10". They may be in color or black and white and be unframed. All submissions must be original photographs, not photocopies or digitally enhanced entries; no retouching or electronic enhancement. No trail cam photos allowed. Photos must have been taken in Pennsylvania between March 2020 - January 2021, by the person entering the contest. Only one entry per student.
Include with your poster or photo, the Artist Contact Form (see below) including a brief typed interpretation of how your outdoor depiction relates to the contest theme. Tape the form to the back of the poster or photo. Submissions will be judged on both the artwork or photo and the brief Interpretation of how the poster or photo depicts the theme.
Prizes at the State Level for each category - Senior (grades 10-12), Junior (grades 7-9), and Sub-junior (grades 4-6): First Place - $75, Second Place - $60, and Third Place - $50. Prizes for poster submissions may also be awarded at the County and Division levels.
DEADLINE: The deadline for most county poster submissions is January 1. Posters and photos may also be submitted directly to the state office by March 1. (Submission is not required at the county level to enter the state level.) Contact the PFSC office at (717) 232-3480 or email@example.com to find your county delegate's name and contact info if you would like to submit posters at the county level.
POSTER & PHOTO CONTEST RULES
1. Size of Poster: 11 x 17 inches - Poster Board Only
2. Size of Photo: 8 x 10 (Unframed)
3. No artist's name shall appear on the front of the poster or photo
4. Poster theme: The exact words of the current theme must appear on the poster as part of the artwork
5. The Artist Contact Form (see below) with a short typed interpretation must be attached to the back of the poster or photo
6. Poster materials: oil paints, watercolors, crayons or (well-fixed) chalk
7. Posters and photos must be the original work of the artist, drawn/taken between March 2020-January 2021, and will be judged on both the artwork or photo and the brief typed Interpretation about how the poster or photo depicts the theme
8. One submission per person – either photo or poster. An individual may not submit both.
9. Submitted posters and photographs will become the property of the PFSC. However, every effort will be made to return the posters and photos to the artists. Submission implies permission to share winning entries in PFSC publications and online.
10. Posters and photos will be judged at the following levels: Senior (grades 10-12), Junior (grades 7-9), and Sub-junior (grades 4-6)
Winners will be announced at the PFSC's spring meeting in March. Winning entries will be displayed at the event, published in PFSC’s official publication and website, and may be used throughout the year at other promotional events. Questions about the contest or for information on rules or how to enter, please contact the PFSC office at (717) 232-3480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Must be printed and attached to the back of the poster or photo.
The form contains:
CITY, STATE, ZIP:
COUNTY DELEGATE (If known):
Your signature below verifies you understand that entries become the property of PWF and PFSC, and may be reproduced or published in print media or electronically, without additional compensation. Winning entries may also be displayed at other events. Efforts will be made to return entries to the artists. For a copy of the winners' list, please send your request via email to email@example.com.
I certify that this is my original artwork: ________________________________________________
Artist Signature Date
Artist's Interpretation: (Please attach a typed copy)
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