The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is seeking submissions of youth hunting memories for its annual contest. The department says submissions should show a memorable hunting experience and explain why hunting is important to the young hunter. Entries will be judged on creativity and qualities like a strong display of hunter ethics, good landowner relations, an appreciation for wildlife, strong hunting skills, and a connection to family. This year hunters 9 and under are asked to submit a drawing or painting. Hunters from 10 to 12 should submit a photograph, while those 13 to 16 are asked to submit a YouTube video at least three minutes long. Entrants may also include a short essay. The deadline is Jan. 1.