With only 57 Mexican gray wolves known to survive in the wild, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild) and Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) are working together towards the mutual goal of restoring harmony to the ecosystems that the Mexican gray wolf traditionally called home.

The internationally-renowned pianist and wolf advocate Hélène Grimaud is making a special visit to Santa Fe, NM, to perform a solo concert—Wild Harmonies— to promote wolf conservation, elevate awareness for protecting Mexican wolves and their habitat in the Southwest, and to raise funds for the WCC (founded by Ms. Grimaud) and NM Wild.

Watch an inspirational interview of the renowned musician Hélène Grimaud.

In addition to Ms. Grimaud’s solo performance, NM Wild is hosting a student art/music/writing competition to help raise awareness about the endangered Mexican wolf with youth in New Mexico. The contest invites students to create their best art, music or writing inspired by wild Mexican wolves in wilderness.

The winners will be recognized at the Wild Harmonies event at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe on October 23, 2012. First place winners in each category will receive four tickets to the performance, a hotel stay, and meal voucher for their family (up to four) in Santa Fe on October 23. First, second and third place winners in each category will also be recognized in the NM Wild newsletter and the 2013 Wild Guide.


Art: All art must be 11″ x 14″ or smaller. Artwork can be 2-D or 3-D and include drawings, paintings, pastels, sculpture or multimedia. Photography will not be accepted.

Music: Musical compositions should be less than 3 minutes in length. Music should be recorded on a CD or video for submission.

Writing: Essays, poetry and short stories are limited to 700 words. Writings should be typed.

Contest Rules

1. Submitted artwork, music and writing must by your original work.

2. Contest is for students currently in middle school or high school

3. Please include the following: name, address, phone, e-mail, age and school name with your submission.

4. Only one submission per person.

5. All entries are to be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, September 21, 2012. E-mail entries must be received by September 21. Mail entries must be POSTMARKED by September 21, 2012.

6. Winners will be notified October 1, 2012.


1. Artwork should be inspired by Mexican wolf conservation and protection of their habitat in the Southwest.

2. No religious content.

3. Be original and creative!

Please spread the word!

To make this contest successful we need your help spreading the word! If you are a teacher, please inform your fellow teachers. This contest makes for a great class project. If you are a student, please deliver this flyer to your teachers.

All submissions should be sent via e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or mailed to:

NM Wild, Wild Harmonies Art Contest

PO Box 25464 Albuquerque, NM 87125

Please contact Tisha Broska at 505-843-8696 ext. 106 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.