Ring In the School Year With Fish Art!

For Immediate Release

Contact: Addison Motta AMotta@WildifeForever.org

White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever is thrilled to announce the official opening of the 2024 Art of Conservation® Fish Art Contest. Entering is simple – Students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade select a fish species, research their fish and its conservation needs, create an original, handmade illustration, and submit their work through the online form found at www.FishArt.org. Youth in 4th grade and above will also submit a one-page piece of creative writing showing what they have learned about their species.

“The Fish Art Contest is known for its versatility. Art teachers, science teachers, writing teachers, homeschool groups, troop leaders, parents, and more use the program as an introduction to conservation. We look forward to continuing to support these efforts this year through new curriculum and teacher trainings coming in 2024,” said Addison Motta, Education and Communication Manager at Wildlife Forever.

“Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium loves hosting the Fish Art Contest for students in Missouri. The program’s accessibility and innovative approach to connecting youth and nature keeps students and teachers coming back again and again. I look forward to what the 2024 contest has in store,” said Misty Mitchell, Director of Conservation Programs, Wonders of Wildlife.

Beginning in 1997, the Fish Art Contest gives youth the opportunity to connect with the world around them and learn about the importance of conservation, fishing, and protecting our waterways. The program is free, accessible to all, and draws thousands of entries each year from around the world. This international program is hosted locally in several states by state agencies, industry partners, and non-profits.

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 Bureau of Land Management, The National Fish Habitat Partnership and Western Native Trout Initiative, and Rapala. Thank you for your support of this vital program!

Learn more about the 2024 contest, find educational resources, submit your entry, and more at www.FishArt.org. The 2024 Contest is open through February 28th, 2024.

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