RGS Announces 2009 Essay And Poster Contests

Ruffed Grouse Society Announces Details Of 2009 Youth Essay And Poster Contests

Ruffed Grouse Society
Ruffed Grouse Society

Coraopolis, PA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) is pleased to announce details of its Second Annual Youth Poster and Essay Contests.

Open to youngster’s ages 6-11, the theme of this year’s Poster Contest is: “Show some of your favorite outdoor activities.” All entries must be submitted on an 11 x 17 poster. First place winner will receive a pair of Steiner 8×22 Safari Series binoculars and a one-year RGS Junior membership.

Last years poster winner was Kayley White, 8, of Little Chute, WI. Utilizing the suggested guideline to illustrate some of the animals one might meet in a young, thick forest, Kayley’s winning entry depicted a forest scene with bees, a black bear, a rabbit, a hummingbird, white-tailed deer and a grouse. Her winning entry appeared in the 2008 fall issue of RGS magazine.

The Essay Contest is open to children ages 12-18. This year’s theme: “What person in your life has taught you the most about the outdoors,’” should be described in 350 words or more.

First place winner of the essay contest will receive a Tri-Star 20-gauge Youth Model Semi-Automatic shotgun. (Awarding of shotgun dependent on winner meeting legal requirements).

Owen Morgan, 12, of Wytheville, VA was the 2008 winner. His winning composition “To kill a grouse” also appeared in the 2008 fall issue.

To qualify, all entries must be submitted by May 31, 2009, and include a return address.

Entries should be sent to: Editor, Ruffed Grouse Society, 451 McCormick Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108.

Every qualifying entry will receive an RGS lapel pin.

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is the one international wildlife conservation organization dedicated to promoting conditions suitable for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and related wildlife to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.

Information on the RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org