15th Annual State-Fish Art Contest Call for 2013 Entries 1-22-2013


BROOKLYN CENTER, MN – The 15th annual State-Fish Art season ends on March 31st … you have to enter to win!

Students across the United States have the opportunity to win prizes and national recognition while learning about state-fish species, aquatic habitats, and conservation. The State-Fish Art Contest uses art to ignite children’s imagination while teaching them about the outdoors.

The 15th Annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest is open to all students in grades K through 12. The first place winning artists will be invited to attend the EXPO to be personally recognized on stage receiving prizes and trophies. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2013. Winners will be announced May 3, 2013.

To enter, young artists nationwide must create an original illustration of their chosen state-fish. A personal one page written essay, story or poem on its behavior, habitat, and conservation needs is also required.

Educators, Homeschoolers and Parents: Visit the State-Fish Art website at www.statefishart.org for complete details and to download the FREE Fish On! Lesson Plan.

Winning contestants from each state will be honored in four grade categories, K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. All winning designs will receive national recognition on the official State-Fish Art website and during the EXPO.

The 15th Annual State-Fish Art EXPO will be held at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry, Georgia on the weekend of July 12 and 13, 2013.

Winners who attend the EXPO will be treated to the 15th Anniversary Celebration with a wide variety of family events throughout the weekend including a special Awards Ceremony to honor all the winners with prizes and trophies.

About the State-Fish Art Contest

The Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contestâ„¢, powered by GenOn, is entering its 15th year of bringing children, art and aquatic conservation together. To enter, young artists create an original illustration of any official state-fish and a written essay 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 utilizeFish On!, the full-color State-Fish Art Lesson Plan, combining the disciplines of science and art. It is available on CD, at no charge and for download. Entries are due by March 31st each year.

For all the fun details and to view the 2012 winning images visit 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. As the nonprofit conservation arm of the North American Hunting Club and North American Fishing Club, Wildlife Forever represents the conservation interests of 1.3 million members. Learn more at: www.WildlifeForever.org.

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