Bass Pro Shops renews Title Sponsorship of the Art of Conservation® Program

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Addison Motta (763) 253-0222

White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever is proud to announce Bass Pro Shops as the Title Sponsor for the 2024 Fish Art Contest. For over seven years, the partnership has focused on nurturing the next generation of anglers and celebrating conservation through the arts.

“Through the Fish Art Contest, we aim to encourage children and young adults to develop a deeper appreciation for the outdoors, aquatic ecosystems, and the importance of conservation,” said Bob Ziehmer, Senior Director of Conservation for Bass Pro Shops. “We are excited to renew our Title Sponsorship and look forward to witnessing the incredible artwork and passion of the young participants.”

For 26 years, the Fish Art Contest has become a beloved tradition among young artists and conservation enthusiasts. With the generous support of Bass Pro Shops, the contest continues to grow and inspire creativity among students across the world, garnering over 70,000 entries since 1999.

“We are immensely grateful for the unwavering support of Bass Pro Shops,” said Pat Conzemius, President and CEO at Wildlife Forever. “Their commitment to our joint mission of fosters the next generation of environmentalists.”

The Fish Art Contest provides an opportunity for students in grades K-12 to showcase their artistic talents by creating original pieces of art featuring fish species of their choice. The creative platform allows youth to connect with nature and understand the significance and value of preserving our aquatic habitats. The Fish Art Contest is open internationally and free to enter. Students compete for prizes and international recognition. To enter the contest, please visit

Learn more about the Fish Art Contest here, here, and here.