Wildlife Forever Welcomes Minnesota Conservation Volunteer as New Fish Art Contest State Host

Posted Wednesday October 13, 2021 by wf_admin

White Bear Lake, MN- Wildlife Forever is proud to announce a newly developed partnership with Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine (MCV) as the Official State Host for the Minnesota Fish Art Contest. Minnesota students between kindergarten and 12th grade will have the opportunity to participate in this free program for a chance to win state and national honors, awards and prizes.

As host for the Minnesota division, MCV staff will receive physical entries from all MN participants and work with their chosen judges to select their winners. The first 300 participants will receive a one-year gift subscription to MCV simply by submitting their entry.

MCV has served as a source of valuable information for Minnesotans statewide since the 1940’s and continues to thrive to this day. Readers across the state learn about conservation efforts and issues and get inspired to engage their love for the outdoors.

“Minnesota Conservation Volunteer is honored to host the 2022 Minnesota Fish Art Contest,” said MCV editor in chief Chris Clayton. “Like Wildlife Forever, the magazine has deep roots in youth conservation education. Hosting the Fish Art Contest is a great opportunity to build on that legacy.”

Winners will be selected in four grade categories, Kindergarten-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, 7th-9th grade, and 10th-12th grade.

“I’m thrilled to have MCV as host of the Minnesota contest. This partnership will engage youth all over the state to celebrate fish and discover conservation through the arts,” said Pat Conzemius, President and CEO at Wildlife Forever.

*The 2022 Minnesota Fish Art Contest is not open to the immediate relatives of Wildlife Forever, DNR or third-party sponsor employees. *

The Art of Conservation®: The Art of Conservation is an internationally recognized suite of programs connecting youth to nature and science through art and self-discovery. The Fish Art Contest® and Songbird Art Contest™ divisions are extension programs that empower conservation education and youth participation through the arts. The award-winning Fish Art Contest has been inspiring youth and teaching aquatic conservation education for 24 years. As an international art and writing competition, support comes from sponsors, state hosts and partners from around the world such as Bass Pro Shops, the USDA Forest Service, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, the International Game Fish Association, National Fish Habitat Partnership, and others.

About Minnesota Conservation Volunteer (MCV): MCV is the flagship magazine of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The bimonthly publication delivers in-depth, in-the-field coverage of the state’s outdoor news and conservation issues.

About Wildlife Forever: Our mission is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and scientific management of fish and wildlife. Wildlife Forever is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to investing resources on the ground. Recent audits reveal that 96% of every dollar supports our award-winning conservation programs. Join Today and learn more about the Art of Conservation® programs, Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ and Prairie City USA® at www.WildlifeForever.org.