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Fish Art Contest Breaks the Winter Blues

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN –Wildlife Forever is proud to offer the Art of Conservation Fish Art Contest, as a fun and exciting way to connect youth with the great outdoors. When the temperature drops and snow starts to fall, the Fish Art Contest is the perfect opportunity for youth to learn about the joys of fishing and the importance of aquatic conservation.


The Fish Art Contest is a free K-12 art and creative writing competition supported by Bass Pro Shops, The International Game Fish Association, The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, the USDA Forest Service, the National Fish Habitat Partnership, and Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.  

To enter, contestants create an original illustration of any fish species of their choice. Students are also required to write an essay about their chosen fish and conservation needs. Winners are awarded in each state and country, where the top contestants win prizes and worldwide recognition. The contest deadline is always March 31st, so don’t wait, start today!

For details on contest rules, entry forms, and to view past winners, visit

“Winter break is an amazing time to encourage youth to get creative, learn about conservation, and ultimately have fun! The Fish Art Contest is a perfect at-home activity, where students can stay warm while getting creative and learning something new,” said Pat Conzemius, President, and CEO of Wildlife Forever. 

The 2022 Fish Art Contest is open and accepting entries! Participants can also compete for many specialty awards. Educators too can compete for the 2022 Richard M Hart Educator of the Year Award.    For more information about the Fish Art Contest and 2022 specialty awards, visit

The Contest deadline to enter is March 31st, start your entry today!

The Art of Conservation®: The Songbird Art Contest™ is an art and writing competition created in partnership with the Jay N. Darling Legacy Center, focused on sharing the wonder and species of the diversity of North American songbirds. To enter, artists create an original illustration from the official contest bird list and a written essay about lessons learned and efforts to conserve their chosen species. Entries are judged in four age levels: K-3rd, 4th-6th grades, 7th-9th grades, and 10th-12th grades. The Songbird Art Contest Adult Division will be announced in 2022. Learn more at

About Wildlife Forever: Our mission is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and scientific management of fish and wildlife. Wildlife Forever is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to investing resources on the ground. Recent audits reveal that 96% of every dollar supports our award-winning conservation programs. Join Today and learn more about the Art of Conservation® programs, Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ and Prairie City USA® at

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