West Virginia wildlife paintings sought for calendar

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A stone terrace serves as an overlook of the New River Gorge Bridge for home owners at the New River Gorge Preserve, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 in Fayetteville, W.Va. When it comes to variety, value and unique attractions, developers say West Virginia has a lot to offer second-home buyers. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will soon be selecting paintings for its annual wildlife calendar and is accepting submissions.

The deadline to send artwork is Feb. 18. The division chooses 12 paintings each year for the calendar. The agency says all artists, especially those from West Virginia, are encouraged to send in submissions.

Artists whose work is chosen receive $200, and the artist whose work is chosen for the cover receives an additional $500. To submit artwork, see instructions online at WVdnr.gov/wildlifecalendar.

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