Virginia DWR highlights imperiled turtles with 2021 ‘Restore the Wild’ art contest

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(WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) has organized the “Restore the Wild” Artwork Competition to encourage artists around the Commonwealth and help with habitat restoration and creation efforts for various turtle species.

The Virginia DWR wants artists to create and submit an original piece of art to reflect Restore the Wild’s mission: creating and restoring natural habitats vital to Virginia’s wildlife.

The department says the subject focus of this year’s contest is “imperiled terrestrial, freshwater and estuarine turtles.” That includes the bog turtle, the eastern box turtle, the northern diamondback terrapin, the spotted turtle, and the wood turtle.

The winning artwork will be used throughout the rest of the year to promote Restore the Wild’s mission.

Officials say all entries — as well as a signed copy of this rules agreement document — must be received by the DWR before 5 p.m. on Jan. 29, but entries postmarked by Jan. 27 will still be accepted. The mailing address for the Virginia DWR is listed below:

Restore the Wild Art: Attention — Brian Moyer
7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400

P.O. Box 90778
Henrico, VA 23228

To read the full list or rules for this contest, click here.

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