Two independent Judges, Mike and Susan Kline judged the contest. The Klines are the guardians of two Wolf Dogs and another companion dog. They have been volunteers at the Preserve almost since the beginning. They helped to socialize the 2007 Wolf Pup Pack. We felt that they would make wonderful Judges, as they are aware of the plight of the Wolf in the wild and their true nature.
In our 3-5 year old category our First Place Winner is Elsie André of Abbeville, Mississippi. Elsie just turned 3 in September. She has visited our Wolves twice with her Mom and brother. She loves to camp with her family. She has a cat named Siri and her favorite animal is Monkeys. Click Here or on the picture to view a larger image.
In our 6-10 year old category we had over 40 entries. About 10 of the entries were late and therefore not judged. We are proud to announce the First Place Winner as Jared Barber of San Antonio, Florida. Jared is 8 years. The wolf has been his favorite animal since he saw a Red Wolf at a local Zoo. Jared read 15 books just to complete his project, which was a really neat interactive lap book. He included the Wolf facts that he learned from his research along with his original artwork and acrostic and diamonte poems. His Mom informs us that he also learned to use a thesaurus for this project. Way to go, Jared. We hope that you always stay a friend of the Wolf. Click Here, Here, or on the picture to view a larger image.
In our 11-17 year old category our First Place Winner is Matt Plott of Hampstead, Maryland. He is a 16 year old student who would someday like to be a Wolf Caretaker for captive Wolves. Matt submitted a narration of a Wolfâ€™s life from birth until old age in the third person perspective. The Judges felt that Matt's essay encompassed in a very creative way the plight of the Wolf in the Wild. Here is the winning entry by Matt Plott.
In our adult category Kathleen Bifano and Selena Weinert of Georgia have submitted a joint
entry. The submission was a very professionally done poster that told
about the North American Gray Wolf and the problems that they face.
The entry compiled all the facts necessary for people to know in one
compact and well organized poster complete with photos. Kathleen Bifano
resides in Buford, GA with her husband Tony and their pets, a smooth
collie and two tabby cats. Kat is a passionate wolf advocate, and
is very fortunate to have personally interacted with socialized wolves
and to have seen wild wolves in Lamar Valley at Yellowstone National
Park. A resident of Atlanta GA, Selena Weinert has been a Graphic
Designer for over 15 years (www.smwcreations.org). She has created
multimedia packaging concepts for various projects with the sports and
entertainment industry. Selena also designed pro-bono the "Victory
over Violence-Empty Plate Tribute" that was featured in the Atlanta
Journal Constitution on December 15th and 17th, 2005.
I would like to add that the Adult category was the toughest for the Judges to pick two winners out of the scores of entries. They were all so good. Click Here, or on the picture to view a larger image.
Go to the 2007 National
Wolf Awareness Week Honorable Mentions
Wolf Howl Animal Preserve would like to thank all of our participants for taking the time to celebrate Wolf Awareness Week. All entries will be displayed at the Preserve.
Here are the winning entries from our previous Wolf Awareness Week Contest winners:
|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|