Photo: Best of Show winner from 2015 was created by McKenna Litynski of Maryland, grade 6, of an American Shad.
Wildlife Forever’s State Fish Art Contest is once again calling all young artists. The art and words contest is open to all children in grades K-12 attending public, private or home schools, youth groups, after school program, youth camps, Scout troops, art classes or to any individual child in the United States and Canada.
The deadline for entries is March 31, 2016.
The contest allows students to win prizes while learning about state fish species, behaviors, aquatic habitats and conservation. Find the fish for your state at http://www.wildlifeforever.org/contest/list.
To enter, young artists create an original illustration of their chosen fish from the official State Fish List.
A one-page written essay, story or poem based on the state fish behavior, habitat or conservation needs is also required to enter the contest.
Children in the K through Grade 3 group enter artwork only.
Only one entry per child per year will be accepted. Find the entry form for each state at http://www.wildlifeforever.org/contest/enter.
Judging will be held in April, and winners announced in mid-May.
The annual 2016 State Fish Art will be observed at a mini EXPO August 5-7 in Huntsville, Ala., during the Forrest L. Wood Cup Bass World Championship.
A Wall of Fame display will showcase the first place state winners and national art and writing winners in the four grade categories. The Best of Show Award winner will be announced during the event.
Wildlife Forever’s mission is to conserve America's wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. For over 27 years members have helped conduct thousands of fish, game and habitat conservation projects across the country. To learn more visit www.WildlifeForever.org.
— Contributing - Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Forever Organization
— For a complete list and photos of winning art, click here.
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