WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN – Wildlife Forever is proud to offer the Fish Art Contest as a fun and exciting way to connect young people with the great outdoors. When the thermometer dips, forcing kids inside, the Art of Conservation® Fish Art Contest is an opportunity for youth in kindergarten though 12th grade to learn about the joy of fishing and the importance of aquatic conservation.
The Fish Art Contest is a free K-12 art and writing competition supported by Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops. To enter, contestants create an original illustration of any species from the Official Fish List and a one-page writing entry. Winners are awarded in each state and international country, top awards win prizes valued at more than $200. The contest deadline is always March 31st. For details on contest rules, entry forms, and to view past winners, visit www.FishArt.org.
“Winter break is a great time to introduce young people to the world of fish and fishing. The Fish Art Contest offers many at-home digital learning resources to inspire young people and share the importance of aquatic conservation,” said Julia Luger, Education Director of Wildlife Forever.
The 2021 Fish Art Contest is open and accepting entries. Participants can also compete for specialty awards such as the Guy Harvey Award, Fish Habitat Writing Award, Western Native Trout Award and Migratory Fish Award. For more information about the Fish Art Contest and 2021 specialty awards, visit www.FishArt.org. The deadline to enter is March 31st, start your entry today!
About the Artwork: Chinook Salmon by Kaia K., 11th grade, 1st place winner in the 2020 Alaska Fish Art Contest, 10th-12th grade category
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