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ARTWORK ~ steelhead trout, Seth Spradlin, IN, GRADES 10-12

Seth Thomas Spradlin 

BEST OF SHOW AWARD

(NEWS RELEASE)

The Wildlife Forever Board of Directors hereby declares ...

"From 2011 forward, the
STATE-FISH ART CONTEST BEST OF SHOW AWARD
will be given in recognition of Seth Thomas Spradlin's
extraordinary talent and conservation ethic."


 

In late August 2010, during his second summer earning funds for college as a seasonal employee for the National Park Service in Alaska, Seth and his brother Neal lost their lives in a bush plane accident in remote Katmai National Park.

In 2008, Seth Thomas Spradlin won both the national Best of Show and  The Art of Conservation Stamp Award with his remarkable largemouth bass.


largemouth bass, Seth Spradlin, Best of Show 2008

 Seth Spradlin, Art of Conservation Stamp 2008

“Seth’s artwork inspired us all.  I remember feeling a sense of wetness from the splash in his painting.  That element of engagement and his untimely loss challenges us to remember and recognize his talent.  I am pleased to rename our top award after him to inspire future young conservationists to excel and  achieve in the outdoor world.”  ~ Douglas H. Grann, President & CEO, Wildlife Forever.

This special award will be given annually to one artist
as the national overall winner chosen from all winning entries.

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