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Contest Judges

We've recruited volunteer judges for the Celebrate Utah Wildlife contest from across the state, across creative disciplines, and from the natural science, arts, and wildlife sectors.  Find out more about each of them by clicking on their link. Thank you judges!


Outdoors Writer, Board Chair, Utah Wildlife Federation & Reel Recovery

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Sarah Null 

Associate Professor of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University


Darren Parry

Author & Shoshone Elder

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Shelby Avarett

 Communications Manager

Utah STEM Action Center

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Stan Clawson

 Videographer, Photographer &

Program Manager, Art Access

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Photographer & Fly Fishing Guide

Spinnerfall Guide Service

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Public Art Program Coordinator,

Utah Division of Arts and Museums


Luis Novoa

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Annika DiMeo/DJKA

Musician, Silversmith

& DJ, KUAA Radio


Community Artist, Storyteller &

Co-Creator, Own It SLC

Sarah Kappos

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Oliver Chipping

 Outdoor Enthusiast & Principal Artist,

Blizzard Entertainment

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Four Corners-based

Navajo Artist & Potter

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Fly Fisherman, Photographer &

Board Member, Fish for Garbage

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Gayle Paxton

Youth Outdoor Education Advocate & President; Wasatch Front Scouting and Outdoors


Writer & Communications Coordinator,

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources


Brooke Williams

Writer & Environmental Humanities Adjunct Faculty, Colby College

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Luke Anderson

Utah-based Landscape & 

Wildlife Artist


Chad Utley

Attorney & Board Member,

Utah Wildlife Federation


Photographer & Owner,

Wild Horse Photo Safaris


Mickey Anderson

Flyfisher & Local Legend


Ellen Eiriksson

Citizen Science Manager,

Museum of Natural History of Utah

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Jared Tamez

Historian and Photographer

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Bryce Robinson

Orinthologist & Wildlife Artist

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