SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It may be only January, but West Virginia natural resources officials are thinking 2014.The state's Division of Natural Resources is looking for original wildlife art for next year's edition of its annual wildlife calendar. Paintings can depict popular game and fish, or illustrate lesser-known species such as snakes, frogs, bats, salamanders and small mammals.
A $100 prize is awarded for each painting chosen. A $500 prize goes to the artist whose artwork is chosen for the cover of the division's 29th edition of the popular calendar.The deadline for submitting artwork is Feb. 18. Artists are reminded that the calendar format is horizontal. Paintings not chosen in previous years can be submitted anew.Electronic images should be sent to Jerry.R.Shinn@wv.gov.