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2023 One Shot Youth Essay Contest


The Hunt. Describe your experience: how it made you feel and the impact on your future?

Submission Deadline

Thursday, April 6, 2023 (11:59 PM)

Other Requirements

  • Applicants must be in one of two age categories: 12 years old and under or 13–17 years old.
  • Essays must be 500 words or less. If 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 22, 2023. (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 12, 2023.
  • 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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