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2016 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar Wins National Award

April 12, 2016

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV - The 2016 full-color wall calendar published by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has again won national recognition by receiving a 2016 Gold Award in a prestigious calendar contest. According to Scott Warner, assistant chief of the WVDNR Wildlife Diversity Unit, the calendar's combination of original, creative artwork and well-written information earned it this award.

"We have won several silver and bronze awards in the past, but this is only the second time we have taken home the gold," Warner said. "Besides the beautiful paintings from West Virginia and national artists, our calendar contains informative articles, numerous natural history facts, along with hunting and fishing regulations."

The annual contest, sponsored by the Calendar Marketing Association, featured hundreds of calendars from all over the country competing in a variety of categories. Awards were based on the superiority of the artwork, readability, information quality and originality. The DNR calendar received a gold award in the category of "most informative, wall calendar, retail division."

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The 2016 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar has won a Gold Award from the Calendar Marketing Association.
Photo courtesy of West Virginia Department of Commerce

Proceeds from calendar sales help fund projects of the DNR Wildlife Diversity Program such as monitoring bird populations, developing educational wildlife trunks for use in schools, and printing of publications about wildlife species which are not hunted, trapped or fished.

The WVDNR Wildlife Calendar has been published since 1985 and is sold throughout the state. The 2016 calendar is still available at all DNR district offices and many newsstands, convenience marts and food stores statewide. The price is $10 each, plus $6.50 shipping and handling. West Virginia residents must add $.60 tax. To order the Wildlife Calendar, please contact the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Calendar, P.O. Box 67, Elkins, WV 26241: phone (304) 637-0245.



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