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08/28/15
Students Win Top National Honors


 Students Win Top National Honors

in 17th Annual State-Fish Art Contest

Maryland student "Best of the Best"

Winners of Wildlife Forever’s State-Fish Art Contest and their families assembled in Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 21 and 22 at the Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing. Hosted by Title Sponsor FLW,

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06/20/15
Announcing 2015 Educator of the Year

TEXAS EDUCATOR HONORED 
FISHING FOR ART

Jennifer Brooks has been named Wildlife Forever's State-Fish Art 2015 Educator of the Year. A pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 Art Specialist at Felix G. Botello Elementary in Dallas, Texas, she is being recognized for her significant contribution to youth conservation education.
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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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