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Wildlife Forever presents the 2016 State-Fish Art Contest

Wildlife Forever
BROOKLYN CENTER, MN - The 18th 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 for all the details

To enter, young artists create an original illustration of their chosen fish from the official State-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 by March 31, 2016. Judging will be held in April and winners announced by Tuesday, May 10, 2016.


The annual State-Fish Art EXPO has been repositioned in 2016 as a mini-EXPO August 5-7 in Huntsville, Alabama during the prestigious Forrest L. Wood (FLW) Cup bass world championship. The Wall of Fame display will showcase the 1st place state-winners and national art/writing winners from across the nation 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 our State-Fish Art booth.

Educators, Homeschoolers and Parents: Visit the State-Fish Art website for complete details and to download the FREE Fish On! Lesson Plan OR request it on a FREE CD here CD EMAIL

About the State-Fish Art Contest

The Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art® Contest is entering 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 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 by March 31st each year. For all the 2016 details and to view the 2015 winning images visit

About Wildlife Forever (WF)

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 WF’s award-winning programs, including work to engage America’s youth, visit