Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Renews Support for Fish Art Contest

Posted Monday November 30, 2020 by wf_admin



WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN – The Wildlife Forever Fish Art Contest is proud to recognize the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation for its support of the 2021 Fish Art Contest. The Art of Conservation® inspires young people and this partnership promises to hook youth into fish and fishing. 

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, founded by Dr. Guy Harvey, funds scientific research and provides field resources to ensure future generations can enjoy and benefit from naturally balanced ocean ecosystems. The Foundation also hosts and supports education programs, such as the Fish Art Contest, aimed at conserving the environment.

In partnership with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation the 2021 Fish Art Contest will feature the “Guy Harvey Award.” This Award allows young artists to highlight saltwater fish species and shine a spotlight on their critical role in ocean ecosystems. The winner of the 2021 Guy Harvey Award will receive a signed print from artist and scientist Dr. Guy Harvey.  More details about the Guy Harvey Award can be found at www.FishArt.org.

Greg Jacoski, Executive Director of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, stated “ The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is committed to protecting the future of ocean ecosystems. We are proud to partner with the Fish Art Contest to inspire youth to become the next generation of stewards.”

“Guy Harvey is a well-known name in the arts, conservation, and research community. I’m thrilled that we’re working together to encourage and get more youth engaged into fish and fishing through the arts,” said Pat Conzemius, president and CEO of Wildlife Forever.

The 2021 State-Fish Art Contest is now open and accepting entries. To enter, contestants create an original illustration of any species from the official fish list and a one-page writing entry. Learn more at FishArt.org The deadline to enter is March 31st, 2021, so start creating today!

About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation: The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem. For more information, visit www.ghof.org.

About the Fish Art Contest: The award-winning Wildlife Forever Fish Art™ Contest, with support from Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops, the USDA Forest Service and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, brings children, art and aquatic conservation together! The annual contest reaches thousands of youth each year. New distance learning resources allow students to participate from home or classroom and complement a wide array of educational programming. To enter, young artists create an original illustration of any fish from the Official Fish list and written words detailing its habitat, and efforts to conserve it. Entries are categorized in four grade levels: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Educators nationwide utilize Fish On!, the full-color Fish Art Lesson Plan, integrating the disciplines of science and art. Entries are due postmarked or emailed by March 31st each year.  www.fishart.org.

About Wildlife Forever: Our mission is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. Wildlife Forever is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to investing resources on the ground. Recent audits reveal that 94% of every dollar supports our award-winning conservation programs. Please, Join Today and learn more about the Fish Art Contest®, Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ and Prairie City USA® at  www.WildlifeForever.org.