The Fish Art Contest Welcomes the DC Department of Energy and Environment as Newest State Host

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Addison Motta (763) 253-0222

White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever is proud to welcome the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) as the newest state host for the Art of Conservation® Fish Art Contest. District of Columbia students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to compete in this free art and creative writing contest for a chance to win national recognition and prizes. 

“At DOEE, we recognize the power of art in fostering a deeper connection between individuals and their environment. This partnership aligns seamlessly with our commitment to environmental education and conservation efforts. We look forward to witnessing the talents of young artists,” said Teresa Rodriguez, Chief Wildlife Management Branch at DOEE.

The Department of Energy and Environment’s Fisheries and Wildlife Division develops, supports, and implements programs for urban fish and wildlife conservation, protection, recreation, and sustainability. Environmental education programming is available through the Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC), offering teacher trainings, field trips, and fishing clinics.

DC winners will be chosen by a panel of judges from DOEE and their partner organizations. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be selected in four grade categories: Kindergarten – 3rd grade, 4th – 6th grade, 7th – 9th grade and 10th – 12th grade. State winners will advance to the National Competition to be judged for top honors.

“We are excited to partner with the Department of Energy and Environment to bring the Fish Art Contest to DC, furthering our efforts to bring conservation education to the next generation through art,” said Addison Motta, Education and Communications Manager at Wildlife Forever.

The deadline to enter the contest is February 28th, 2024. Please visit for entry forms and contest rules. To host the Fish Art or Songbird Art Contest in your state, contact Wildlife Forever for more details.

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