The contest was judged by two independent judges, John Geraghty and Terese Gonzales.
In our 11-17 year old category our First Place Winner is Haley Beauchamp of North Carolina. She is a student who would someday like to be a Wolf Biologist. Haley submitted a pencil drawing. The Judges felt that Haley's showed creativeness as well as an artistic talent. Click Here or on the picture to view a larger image.
For the second year in a row, the judges couldn’t decide on one winner for the Adult’s entries so two First Place Winners were picked.
Dave Grehan of Coolock, a security systems engineer for a top law firm in Ireland and staunch supporter of the Wolf, won for his wood burning entry. Dave shares his life with his mate, Missie, his handsome Sons, beautiful Daughters, two dogs and a cat. The Judges felt that there was a lot of work put into this piece, it is creative and promotes awareness of the Wolf. Click Here or on the picture to view a larger image.
Sharing the honors of first place is an essay entry from Philip Stefancin of Pennsylvania. Kevin’s entry simply entitled "Wolf Awareness" encompasses everything we were looking for in an entry to promote a consciousness of the value of a predator such as the Wolf in the wild. Here is the winning entry by Philip Stefancin.