Pennsylvania Game Commission Launches Art Contest

HARRISBURG — From the Pennsylvania Game Commission… Attention artists: the Pennsylvania Game Commission is accepting paintings for its 2025 Working Together for Wildlife Design Contest.

The 2025 featured species is the black bear. One or more black bears can be featured in a horizontal painting measuring exactly 22 ½ by 15 inches, or a vertical painting measuring exactly 15 by 22 ½ inches. Each painting must have a 3-inch-wide white border or mat and left unsigned and unframed.

Paintings must be delivered to the Game Commission’s headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, by 4 p.m. on July 22, 2024. For each entry, there is a $30 non-refundable entrance fee payable to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The entries will be reviewed and evaluated by a committee of qualified Game Commission personnel.

The artist whose black bear painting is selected for the 2025 Working Together for Wildlife fine art print series will receive $4,000 plus 50 artist proof prints. The winning artist must pencil sign up to 750 limited edition fine art prints produced from the original painting, with signing conducted at the Harrisburg headquarters, and the artist receiving the cash award after the prints are signed.

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