WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN – Wildlife Forever and Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 Art of Conservation Fish Art Contest. Winners of the contest were selected from over 4,300 entries from 42 US states and 43 countries. The Fish Art Contest is free to enter and uses art, science, and creative writing to foster connections to the outdoors and inspire the next generation of stewards. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade create original illustrations of a fish of their choice as well as a one-page creative writing piece.
Artists competed for state, national and international recognition, as well as specialty award categories including the Guy Harvey Shark Award, International Game Fish Association Conservation Award, Invader Crusader Award, and Western Native Trout Award. Participants also submitted essays eligible for state awards and the Fish Habitat Writing Award.
We deeply appreciate every piece of artwork that was submitted and thank our young artists for sharing their work with us. International 1st place winners, state essay winners, and the Richard M Hart Educator of the Year award will be announced Friday, June 10th.
The Fish Art contest is supported by Bass Pro Shops, the USDA Forest Service, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, the International Game Fish Association, and the National Fish Habitat Partnership.
And The Winners Are…
Best of Show Award: Hannah Hong, Striped Marlin – California
Art of Conservation Award: Olivia Suh, White Shark – Illinois
Top 12 National Winners:
To view all the national winners, and to see specialty award and state winners, please visit https://www.wildlifeforever.org/home/fish-art/winners2022/
About The Art of Conservation®: The Art of Conservation is an internationally recognized suite of programs connecting youth to nature and science through art and self-discovery. The Fish Art Contest® and Songbird Art Contest™ divisions are extension programs that empower conservation education and youth participation through the arts. The award-winning Fish Art Contest has been inspiring youth and teaching aquatic conservation education for 24 years.
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 www.WildlifeForever.org.