For Immediate Release
Contact: Addison Motta, Education and Communications Manager AMotta@WildifeForever.org
White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever is excited to announce that the 25th Anniversary Fish Art Contest is now officially open! Since 1997, the contest has grown into an internationally recognized youth conservation program, drawing thousands of entries each year. The program is free to enter and open to youth from Kindergarten through 12th grade anywhere in the world.
To enter, participants select a fish species of their choice* and create an original, hand-done illustration. Participants 4th grade and older will also submit a brief piece of creative writing or an essay pertaining to their chosen species that showcases what they have learned. International students are not required to submit an essay but are welcome to do so. Youth have the opportunity to win prizes including Bass Pro Shops gift cards, merchandise from sponsors, and international recognition.
Submitting entries to the Fish Art Contest is the perfect activity for individuals, homeschool groups, art studios, teachers, and more. The Art of Conservation® programs offer cross-curricular opportunities in science, art, and writing while igniting a life-long appreciation of fish and wildlife.
“Fish Art started as an idea to celebrate the state fish of Minnesota, the walleye. Today, students from all over the world participate to learn about fish, water resources and conservation. We continue to see lives changed where participation in the Fish Art contest serves as building blocks for lifelong stewardship of natural resources,” said Pat Conzemius, President and CEO of Wildlife Forever.
Learn more about the 2023 contest, find educational resources, submit your work, and more at www.FishArt.org. The contest will remain open until February 28th, 2023.
* Some fish species are eligible for additional specialty awards. See FishArt.org for details.
About the Fish Art Program: The award-winning Wildlife Forever Art of Conservation Fish Art® Contest, is supported by Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops, International Game Fish Association, the USDA Forest Service, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, and National Fish Habitat Partnership. Bringing youth, art, and conservation together, the Fish Art program is free to enter. Visit www.FishArt.org.
About Wildlife Forever: Our mission is to conserve America’s outdoor 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 96% of every dollar supports our award-winning conservation programs. Join Today and learn more about the Art of Conservation® Fish Art Contest™ and Songbird Art Contest™, Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ and Prairie City USA® at www.WildlifeForever.org.