A Legacy of Fish Art 

Posted Friday September 01, 2023 by wf_admin



For Immediate Release 

Contact: Addison Motta AMotta@WildifeForever.org 

White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever is proud to share the 25th Anniversary Fish Art Report. Throughout the last 25 years, the Art of Conservation Fish Art Contest has reached over 70,000 children around the world and continues to be a premier program connecting students to fishing and conservation.  

In 2023, the contest received 4,566 entries from youth artists and generated 24,004,782 total impressions through social media, press, and website outreach. Entries came from 45 US states and 44 countries.  

“Thank you to our sponsors, partners, and founders of the program. We are incredibly proud of the legacy of the Fish Art Contest and look forward to continuing to engage youth with the importance of conservation,” said Addison Motta, Education and Communications Manager at Wildlife Forever.   

The Fish Art Contest will open for its 26th season on September 1st, 2023. With the new contest cycle comes exciting updates to the program, such as the release of updated curriculum (early 2024), a brand-new teacher training program, and a new partnership with the Bureau of Land Management to strengthen the program across the western United States.  

The Fish Art Contest is supported by Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops, the USDA Forest Service, The International Game Fish Association, The Guy Harvey Foundation, The National Fish Habitat Partnership and Western Native Trout Initiative, and Rapala. Thank you for your support of this vital program!  

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 95% 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. 

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 Foundation, Rapala, and National Fish Habitat Partnership. Bringing youth, art, and conservation together, the Fish Art program is free to enter. Visit www.FishArt.org.