Indiana DNR’s Art and Photography Contest: Celebrating Nature and Wildlife

In a delightful initiative, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites Hoosiers to participate in an art and photography contest. The goal? To feature captivating nature and wildlife-themed artwork on the state’s new durable license cards for fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses. These sturdy cards, set to debut in early 2025, will withstand the rigors of outdoor adventures.

Subheading 1: Showcasing Indiana’s Biodiversity

Whether you’re an accomplished photographer or a talented artist, this contest provides an opportunity to celebrate Indiana’s rich biodiversity. Capture the essence of our state’s natural beauty, from native wildlife to serene landscapes. Your submission could become the backdrop for licenses that accompany countless outdoor enthusiasts.

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Subheading 2: Guidelines for Submissions

  • Mediums: All 2-D art forms are welcome—photography, painting, drawing, graphic design, and more.
  • Subject Matter: Feature a wildlife species, an outdoor recreation activity, or a natural landscape within Indiana.
  • Judging Criteria: Native wildlife and nature will be favored.
  • Submission Limit: Each artist can submit up to two entries.
  • Format: Submit .jpg or .jpeg files via email (
  • Deadline: Entries must be received by August 2, 2024, at 11:50 p.m. ET.

Subheading 3: Recognition and Impact

If your artwork is chosen, it will grace the durable license cards, e-gift certificates, and promotional materials. Imagine your creation accompanying anglers, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts across the state! Your name and city will be featured on the card, and you’ll receive due credit whenever your work is used.

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