2022 One Shot Youth Essay Contest


What is your favorite quarry and why?

Submission Deadline

Friday, April 8, 2022 (11:59 PM)

Other Requirements

  • Applicants must be between 8 and 14 years old. Must be no older than 14 at the time of the hunt (April 23, 2022).
  • Essays must be 500 words or less.┬áIf your essay exceeds 500 words, your submission will be disqualified.
  • Essays will be scored by a statewide panel of outdoor writers and the Top 5 winners will be awarded complimentary hunts at the Old Dominion One Shot Turkey Hunt on April 23, 2022. (A parent/guardian must accompany the child during the hunt.)
  • No DWR or WFV immediate family or staff, or past winners, are eligible.
  • Winners will be notified on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
  • Essay must have full contact information included.
  • Information in the essays become the property of DWR and WFV and may be used in future publications.

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