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ARTWORK ~ Rio Grande cutthroat trout, Gabriel G, NM, Grades K-3

2014 Rules & Guidelines

for the STATE-FISH ART Contest

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

Please DOWNLOAD HERE and take the time to review.

"Every year, there are one or two very
disappointed students because they, 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   PLEASE REVIEW ALL REQUIREMENTS

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

Information about the eligible fish species is available on our official fish-list page.

  • All artwork must be the student's ORIGINAL, hand-done creation. Photographs and computer-generated artwork will not be accepted.
  • All artwork must 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 must not exceed 1/4 inch in total thickness.
  • No lettering, signatures, or initials may appear on the front of the design. 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 WRITTEN WORDS 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 just 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!  

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