Award Categories

The State-Fish Art Contest offers many different award categories to recognize our contestants unique talents and to focus on important conservation topics and issues.

 

Move your cursor over the photos below to read a short synopsis about each award category available for the contest.

Only one entry may be submitted per person but an entry can qualify for multiple awards ex: Artwork featuring a Striped Bass (State-Fish) and an Invasive Lionfish would qualify for BOTH the Invader Crusader award and the Guy Harvey Award.

National Awards

Fish Migration Award

New for 2020! Fish Migration Award

Created to celebrate fish and rivers from around the world.

 

Requirements:

Artwork is horizontal and 9″x 12″ and features a fish from the Official Fish Migration Species List

No Creative Writing is required for this award

 

Prizes:

International recognition

Display at National World Fish Migration Day Celebration in Plymouth Rock, MA

 

Created in Partnership with the World Fish Migration Foundation

Guy Harvey Award

New for 2020! Guy Harvey Award

Created to celebrate healthy balanced ocean ecosystems and saltwater fish.

Requirements:

Artwork is horizontal and 9″x 12″ and features a Saltwater or Anadromous fish from the Official Fish List (dark blue and light blue)

Creative writing should be no longer than one page and highlight the role your selected species plays in the ocean ecosystem.

Prizes:

Signed Artwork from artist, scientist and conservationist Guy Harvey (up to $200 value)

International Recognition

Certificate of Recognition

 

Created with support by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Invader Crusader

Invader Crusader Award

Created to educate youth about aquatic invasive species.

Requirements:

Artwork is horizontal and 9″x 12″ and features an Aquatic invasive species in addition to the chose state-fish species.

Creative writing should be no longer than one page and highlight the impact that invasive species have on the chose state-fish species.

Prizes:

International Recognition

Certificate of Recognition

 

See our Previous Winners

Smile Award

Smile Award

Created to celebrate the many unique interpretations of fish submitted.

 

Requirements:

There are no special requirements for this award. All entries will be considered.

 

Prizes:

International Recognition

Certificate of Recognition

 

See our Previous Winners

State Awards

Hosts of the State-Fish Art Contest may offer special awards for students from their state. Look below to see if your state has any additional awards you may qualify for!

Alaska Fish Heritage Award

Alaska Fish Heritage Award

Created to celebrate Alaskan’s unique relationship with King (Chinook) Salmon though sport fishing, subsistence fishing or commercial fishing.

Requirements:

Artist must be from the state of Alaska

Artwork is horizontal and 9″x 12″ and features a King (Chinook) Salmon

Creative writing should be no longer than one page and highlight the importance of King (Chinook) Salmon to yourself, your community or to the State of Alaska.

Prizes:

International Recognition

Certificate of Recognition

 

Created with support by the US Forest Service, Region 10 Office

Go Fish Georgia Award

Go Fish Georgia Award

Created by the Georgia Go Fish! Education center to celebrate fish species native or introduced to the state that are commonly sought by anglers.

Requirements:

Artist must be from the state of Georgia

Artwork is horizontal and 9″x 12″ and features any of the following species:

  • Tarpon, Largemouth Bass, Brook Trout, Red Drum (Channel Bass), Atlantic Sailfish, Channel Catfish, Striped Bass, Longear Sunfish, American Shad, Bluegill, Spotted Bass, Spotted Seat Trout (Speckled Sea Trout), White Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Muskellunge

Prizes:

International Recognition

Certificate of Recognition

 

Created with support by the Georgia Go Fish Education Center