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We were lucky enough to have Mike and Susan Kline as Judges again this year for our 2008 Wolf Awareness Week Contest. The Klines have experience as Volunteers with our Wolves and they also have two Wolfdogs of their own. They take their job seriously and we feel they made wonderful choices again this year.
In our 6-10 year old category there was a hands down winner. We are proud to announce the First Place Winners, a brother and sister effort put forth by Drew and Madison Sellers of Hawaii. Drew and Madison are 6 year old twins. Drew has loved Wolves since heâ€™s been 4 years old. He hopes to someday work with them when he grows up. Their unique entry is a Gift Box to the Wolves in the wild. The Judges were blown away with the creativity, Wolf facts and hard work that were put into this entry. We all chuckled as we read about Wolf Breeding Season, the time of the year when "Wolves get Married". The outside of the box was labeled "The Best Gift to the Wolves is â€¦" and when you took the cover off to open the box, the four sides came down to reveal pictures of Wolves and facts drawn and wrote by Drew and Madison. The bottom of the box read "Your knowledge and action".
In our 11-17 year old category our First Place Winner is Alex Coyle. She is a 14 year old student who has been working for and with Wolves for many years. She volunteered here at the Preserve when she was 11 and came back to be a Wolf Nanny when the 2007 pups were born. Alex created a Wolfopoly Game. The thought and effort put into this just blew the judges away. The object of the game is to remove as much housing as you can to help the preserves return to their natural state. Alex made a box, gameboard, instructions, wolf paw tokens and Chance cards highlighting the problems of the Wolf in the wild.
In our adult category Christina Wright of Washington State submitted a Wolf Graphic and verse that touched the Judges. Wolves have been a passion for Christina and her fiance. Christinaâ€™s other passion is graphics so the two were a winning combination. Christina was very happy that her entry won and wanted to go one step further to help the Wolves. She is donating her prize back to the Preserve.
Go to the 2008 National
Wolf Awareness Week Honorable Mentions
I would like to congratulate all of you and thank you for your sincere efforts to help the Wolf in the wild.
Here are the winning entries from our previous Wolf Awareness Week Contest winners:
|2007 National Wolf Awareness Week Winning Entries||National Wolf Awareness Week 2007 Honorable Mentions|
|2006 National Wolf Awareness Week Winning Entries||National Wolf Awareness Week 2006 Honorable Mentions|
|2005 National Wolf Awareness Week Winning Entries||National Wolf Awareness Week 2005 Honorable Mentions|
|2004 National Wolf Awareness Week Winning Entry||National Wolf Awareness Week 2004 Honorable Mentions|