Fish Habitat Writing Award Winners 2023

Congratulations to our Fish Habitat Writing Award Winners!

Created alongside the National Fish Habitat Partnership to raise awareness of the importance of protecting, restoring and enhancing fish habitat and aquatic communities.

The Fish Habitat Award was awarded to the top contestants that best answered the question “Why do you think it is important to protect our lakes, rivers, estuaries, and coastlines?” or shared the importance of conservation in their creative writing.

K-3rd Grade

4th-6th Grade

7th-9th Grade

10th-12th Grade

1st Place  Annabelle Hu


Annabelle Hu_fish essay

1st Place  Gracelynn Mehta

New Hampshire

Gracelynn Mehta

1st Place  Ansley Moore

North Carolina

Ansley Moore

1st Place  Difan Li

New Jersey

Difan Li - State Fish Art Contest Essay

2nd Place  Caroline Martin

North Carolina 

Caroline Martin 6th NC

2nd Place  Sherry Dong


Sherry 2023 fish writing

2nd Place  Evelyn Cho


fish art- essay

3rd Place Chloe Liu


Chloe Liu on Mar 13, 2023 at 9_38_35 PM

3rd Place Joanna Deng


The Art of Conservation (Fish) - Joanna

3rd Place Sofiya Berzhanskaya


Art fish contest, Grade 12