Prairie chicken poster contest open

PNT staff report

Entries are being sought for the Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest.

The deadline for original artwork submissions to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is March 1.The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced on the annual festival poster, and the artist will receive $300.

Top winners in three age categories: adult, grades 7-12, and grades K-6, will receive $50.

For information about the contest, call 505-476-8004.

The contest is among several events that will celebrate the 11th annual festival in and around Milnesand in eastern New Mexico. The festival, limited to the first 100 registrants, still has spots available.

Information is available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us, or by contacting Tish McDaniel, 762-6997 or pmcdaniel@tnc.org