International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Conservation Award

The IGFA Award was created in partnership with Wildlife Forever’s Fish Art Contest to promote youth education through fish, fishing, and aquatic conservation. IGFA is a nonprofit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rulemaking, record keeping, and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling. To learn more about the IGFA, visit 


 Participants interested in competing for the IGFA Award must feature a billfish species of their choice. Some examples include:

Prize Package Valued at $125:

  • IGFA Marlin logo hat
  • IGFA Marlin logo shirt
  • Yeti 30 oz tumbler
  • David Wirth circle hook pendant

Plus, recognition in the IGFA’s social media publications and International Angler digital magazine.

About the International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a non-profit organization accredited by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). They’re committed to the conservation of game fish and seek to educate the public on ethical angling practices through science. You can learn more about IGFA, their mission, their conservation work, and their educational programs by visiting

Resources For Youth

Learn about fish with the IGFA Game Fish Database

Learn about fishing with IGFA’s Intro to Fishing course 

Learn about the IGFA Great Marlin Race