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07/08/16
Oregon Educator Honored

OREGON EDUCATOR HONORED
FISHING FOR ART

  Joe Colby has been named Wildlife Forever's 2016 State-Fish Art Educator of the Year.   A 5th and 6th grade elementary teacher for 18 years, at Condon Elementary in Condon, Oregon, Mr. Colby is being recognized for his significant contribution to youth conservation education.
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05/24/16
NPS Honors Memory of Seth Thomas Spradlin

National Park Service Honors
Memory of Seth Thomas Spradlin

Wildlife Forever is pleased to announce the National Parks Service (NPS) sponsorship of the Seth Thomas Spradlin, Best of Show Award, the top honor given in the annual State-Fish Art® Contest. The "best of the best" is dedicated to and given in recognition of Seth’s extraordinary talent and conservation ethic. 
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ARTWORK ~ longear sunfish, Destiny M., Utah Grade 7-9

2016 Rules & Guidelines

for the STATE-FISH ART Contest

►►9"x12"  HORIZONTAL IS THE STANDARD ENTRY SIZE ◄◄

IMPORTANT!!! DOWNLOAD 2016 RULES HERE and take the time to review.

"Every year, there are one or two very disappointed students because 
hey, their teachers or their parents did not follow our simple requirements. 
The unfortunate result is disqualification by the judges...very, very sad indeed."  
Karen R. Hollingsworth, Manager, STATE-FISH ART

The STATE-FISH ART Contest is open worldwide to all children in grades K -12 in any public, private or home-school, any youth group, after-school program, youth camp, scout troop, art class, etc., or just an individual kid that wants to enter!  

Essentially any child of K-12 age is eligible as long as a responsible adult reads, agrees to and signs their entry form.  Only one entry per child will be accepted. 

The following is only a BRIEF OVERVIEW   

THE ARTWORK must depict ANY officially designated state-fish or Ontario, Canada designated fish.  The fish must be depicted in its natural habitat.  

Eligible state-fish species are on our OFFICIAL FISH LIST

  • All artwork should be the student's ORIGINAL, hand-done creation. Photographs and computer-generated artwork will not be accepted.
  • All artwork should be horizontal, 9"x12" without a mat, frame or border. Almost any art medium is allowed.  Check the Rules & Guidelines for a partial list.
  • Artwork should not exceed 1/4 inch in total thickness.
  • Artwork should not have the artist’s signature, initials or name on front. Any artwork with such identifying characteristics will be disqualified and eliminated from the competition.
  • Use a CLEAR GLUE STICK to affix your completed entry form to the back of the artwork. PLEASE ... DO NOT STAPLE, PAPER CLIP OR TAPE....it damages the artwork!
THE WRITING may be an essay, story, poem or other creative form

  •  It should be no longer than one side of one page 
  • It should be in the student's own words and relate specifically to their chosen state-fish, its habitat, behavior, or efforts to conserve it.
  • We are looking for a personal understanding or connection to their State-Fish...not information copied or cut & pasted from their research reference.
  • The essay must include the student's name, grade and state on the back
  • Submit the essay with the artwork but PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH IT  as it is judged separately. We will match the two up ... Thank you!  

VIEW THE REST OF THE REQUIREMENTS

DOWNLOAD YOUR CORRECT ENTRY FORM

QUESTIONS?  JUST ASK !

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