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February 15, 2011

MANITOWISH WATERS, Wis. - Wildlife artists have until April 20, 2011 to submit entries for the 2011 Wolf Awareness Week poster. More than 30,000 of these posters are distributed nationwide to a variety of institutions and individuals, including schools, nature centers, zoos and more.

The Timber Wolf Alliance has published a much sought-after, full-color poster promoting Wolf Awareness Week since 1990, and the posters often become collectors' items following publication.

The theme for the 2011 posters is "Why Wolves? Wolves' Role in a Healthy Ecosystem." Artwork can be specific or general as related to the theme. Entries must have wolves as the subject (gray, Mexican gray, red), and, if included, should include accurate habitat depictions in their native environment.

All artists working in a two dimensional medium are invited to enter the poster competition and entries from a wide range of artists and media are encouraged. For paintings, realism is preferred, and accuracy in portrayal of wolves' anatomy, pelage, and the surrounding habitat are critical. Entries should be submitted as either a transparency (slide) or a digital file format.

2010 Winning Wolf Awareness Week Poseter entry by artist Jon Ren

The chosen artist will receive prominent credit on the poster and website, 200 copies of the poster, and a $500 stipend. Entries must be postmarked no later than April 20, 2011. More information and an official entry form is available on the Timber Wolf Alliance website at [] (exit DNR).

The Timber Wolf Alliance's mission is to use education to promote and maintain a viable population of wolves in the Great Lakes region The alliance is a program of the North Lakeland Discovery Center of Manitowish Waters. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other agencies and organizations are co-sponsors of Wolf Awareness Week.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Licia Johnson at 877-543-2085

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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