The following press release isc courtesy of Wildlife Forever:
BROOKLYN CENTER, MN – The 19th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art season is open to kids in Grades K-12 but ends on March 31st … you have to enter to win!
Students across the United States and internationally have the opportunity to win prizes and recognition while learning about state-fish species, behaviors, aquatic habitats, and conservation. Using art, the State-Fish Art Contest ignites children’s imagination while teaching them about fish and fishing. Visit statefishart.org for all the details
To enter, young artists create an original illustration of their chosen fish from the officialState-Fish List. A personal one-page written essay, story or poem based on its behavior, habitat and/or conservation needs is also required and awarded.
Winning contestants from each state, plus Ontario, Canada and international entries, will be honored in four grade categories, K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Entries must be postmarked byFriday, March 31, 2017. Judging will be held in April and winners announced by Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
2016 WALL OF FAME
The 2017 State-Fish Art EXPO is migrating to Columbia, South Carolina on August 11-13 during the prestigious Forrest Wood Cup bass fishing world championship. The exciting Wall of Famewill showcase the 1st place state-winners and national art/writing winners in the four grade categories. The Seth Thomas Spradlin Best of Show Award winner will be announced on stage during the Cup.
This event is open to the public free of charge. Drop by and meet the staff at the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art booth.
About the State-Fish Art Contest
The Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art® Contest is entering its 19th year of bringing children, art and aquatic conservation together. To enter, young artists create an original illustration of any official state-fish and written words detailing its behavior, habitat, and efforts to conserve it. Entries are categorized in four grade levels: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Educators nationwide utilize Fish On!, the full-color State-Fish Art Lesson Plan, integrating the disciplines of science and art. It is available on CD, at no charge, and for download. Entries are due postmarked byMarch 31st each year. For all the 2017 details and to view the 2016 winning images visitwww.StateFishArt.org.