Fish Art Contest

View the 2022 Fish Art Contest Winners

View the 2022 Winners

The ART of Conservation

The Fish Art Contest was inspired in 1997 by a 5th grader’s homework assignment and has grown into an international competition introducing young people to the wonders of fish, the joy of fishing, and the importance of aquatic conservation. The Fish Art Contest uses art, science, and creative writing to foster connections to the outdoors and inspire the next generation of stewards.

The Fish Art Contest is open to all youth in grades K-12 (ages 5-18). To compete Participants will submit an entry consisting of a completed entry form, an original illustration of a fish of your choice, and a one-page creative writing submission (required for grades 4-12). The 2021 contest deadline is March 31st, 2022.

How to Enter the 2022 Fish Art Contest

The 2022 Contest is CLOSED!

Thank you to all who participated

Check back in September for 2023 Rules and Guidelines.

In the meantime, consider participating in the Songbird Art Contest, open now until November 30, 2022.


Have questions?


Digital Learning Resources

How to Enter the Fish Art Contest Presentation

The presentation to the right has been created to take you, step-by-step through the process to enter the Fish Art Contest.


Fish Art Contest Digital Classroom

The new Fish Art Contest Digital Classroom is an interactive opportunity for students to learn more about the contest, “visit” the Fish Art aquarium, learn more about fishing, and listen to books in the library.

Digital Classroom

2022 Sponsors

State Hosts

Educator's Corner

Explore the Lesson Plan

Judge's Wisdom & Inspiration

2021 Winners

2022 Certificate of Participation

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