State-Fish Art

The ART of Conservation

The contest was inspired in 1997 by a 5th grader’s homework assignment,  She discovered there was little information on all the different state-fish in the U.S. The annual international contest has been around for over 20 years educating kids, teachers and parents on aquatic resources, conservation and fish. Participate today and incorporate STEAM education into your learning.

View the 2020 State-Fish Art Winners

2020 Winners

State-Fish Art at Home

The presentation to the right has been created to take youth and their guardians, step-by-step through the process to enter the State-Fish Art Contest. Thank you for participating in the State-Fish Art Contest, we can’t wait to see what you create!

How to Enter, US Artists in grades K-12

Fish Migration Award

New for 2020 is the International Fish Migration Award,  created in partnership between Wildlife Forever and the World Fish Migration Foundation. Contestants may choose to apply in either the State-Fish Art Contest, the Fish Migration Award or Both. Art will be judged in two age categories, 5-11 years old and 12-18 years old. Winners will be celebrated on World Fish Migration Day on May 16th, 2020. 

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How to Enter

Explore the Lesson Plan

Print Your Certificate

2020 Winners announced May 29th

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