SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It may seem a bit early, but the state Division of Natural Resources is starting on its 2012 wildlife calendar.
The agency's Wildlife Resources Section says the deadline for submissions for 2012 is Feb. 15. The agency wants a high resolution electronic image or a 35-mm color slide of each entry. Artists are allowed to submit more than one entry.
The idea is to depict popular game and fish species or the state's diverse array of wildlife. Paintings of snakes, frogs, turtles, salamanders, bats, songbirds, small mammals as well as non-game fish are also encouraged.
The state pays a $100 prize for monthly paintings and $500 for the cover.