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Contests

The NRA family sponsors annual contests for kids and young adults to nurture their interest hunting, wildlife conservation, shooting and the Second Amendment. The Youth Essay Contest is a thought provoking writing contest held every year by the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund and is open to students from kindergarten to their senior year of high school. The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest offers young artists interested in hunting and wildlife an outlet to use their creative talent to refine their wildlife identification skills through the creation of original works.

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest

The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest is a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12, celebrating the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Youth Wildlife Art Contest

The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest offers young artists interested in hunting and wildlife an outlet to use their creative talent, practice artistic techniques, and refine wildlife identification skills through the creation of original works.

More Opportunities

Explore other opportunities that recognize and reward outstanding individuals for their involvement with the shooting sports in their community.

The NRA proudly recognizes those who have demonstrated dedication to the Second Amendment, positively impacted the shooting sports, advanced the goals of the NRA and exemplified leadership through public service.

The NRA family offers several scholarships to young adults with an interest in the shooting sports and the Second Amendment. Learn more about each scholarship program here.

Scholarships, Awards & Contests

The NRA is proud to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of members, young shooters, women, law enforcement and clubs with scholarships, awards and contests.