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Cast Your Vote! People's Choice Award
7/15/2016
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Wildlife Forever
BROOKLYN CENTER, MN -The worldwide online public voting for the 2016 People's Choice Award is open for Wildlife Forever's State-Fish Art Contest. As the saying goes ... the one with the most votes wins!

The People's Choice last year was a jumping brook trout watercolor, titled "A Leap of Faith", by Cynthia Li, a talented 5th grader from New York. The online viewers cast over 10,000 votes and viewed individual images over 30,000 times!

All 162 first place state and international winners are available for online voting until midnight July 31, 2016. You can vote once a day per image. To vote go to: http://www.wildlifeforever.org/contest/vote

"Wildlife Forever is pleased to have a national award determined by the people," said Karen R. Hollingsworth, Manager of State-Fish Art. "Pass this information along to your friends and collegues giving them the opportunity to enjoy all the amazing fish art and cast votes for their favorite!"

The 18th Annual State-Fish Art EXPO will be held at the FLW Cup, world championship of bass fishing. Fans, projected at 60,000, will be able to vote on Friday, August 5th in Huntsville, Alabama, The People's Choice Award winner will be announced August 6th.

Show your support for fish and fishing! Cast your votes for your favorite studentís fish art Ö donít let this one get away!

About the State-Fish Art Contest
The award-winning Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest is celebrating its 18th year of bringing children, art and aquatic conservation together. To enter, young artists create an original illustration of any official state-fish and one page of writing 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 FREE 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 at www.StateFishArt.info. Entries are due by March 31st each year. Learn more at www.StateFishArt.org.

About Wildlife Forever
Located in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, 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 join or learn more about Wildlife Forever's award-winning programs, including work to engage America's youth, visit www.WildlifeForever.org.
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Digital copies of artwork and individual state releases are available upon request.