The New 2022 Fish Art Contest is a brand new and exciting award! This was created in partnership with the World Fish Migration Foundation (WFMF) and it is an art competition for WFMF to educate children all over the world about migratory fish. Previously, the WFMF award was known as the “Migratory Fish Award,” but it has evolved into an incredible division of its own. By creating fish flags of migratory fish species, participants can “break free” from the ordinary, and celebrate migratory fish and free-flowing rivers!


  • Make a fish flag of a migratory fish species
  • The flag can be made from any material in whatever size you want. We encourage the use of recycled materials (such as trash found during river cleanups)
  • See this video for ideas on how the flag can look
  • Flags can be submitted by emailing 2 photos to (email or link here). The first must be a detailed photo of the flag, and the second should show the flag in action (hanging, waving in the wind, etc).
  • Everybody can send in one flag (a school/group sending in several flags in one photo will be classified as one flag).
  • Hang your flag outside on World Fish Migration Day!
  • The deadline for submitting your flag is May 21st, 2022 (World Fish Migration Day)

Flags will be judged based on these criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Scientific Accuracy 
  • Sustainability 


1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from both age divisions will receive a Happy Fish Statue from the World Fish Migration Foundation.

Winners in the 13-18 year old Division will also receive a bag from Patagonia.

Congratulations to the 2021 Winners

World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) culminates every two years in a global celebration to create awareness about the importance of migratory fish and free-flowing rivers. This international day of events is coordinated by the World Fish Migration Foundation. On World Fish Migration Day, organizations from around the world coordinate their own event around the common theme of: CONNECTING FISH, RIVERS AND PEOPLE. And this year it’s all about breaking free. Learn more about WFMD at


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