White Bear Lake, MN – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) honored Karen Hollingsworth, Manager, Wildlife Forever’s State-Fish Art Contest, during the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup for her leadership in providing awareness and understanding of fish and fishing to the youth of America. The State-Fish Art Contest is a leading program targeting youth with conservation using art as the hook to teach aquatic education.
“Karen believes in the power of fishing to develop conservation and aquatic stewardship,” said Dave Washburn, FLW Vice President of Operations. “She has made significant advancements in creating appreciation of America’s fish and fishing.”
The State-Fish Art® (SFA) Contest is celebrating 20 Years of The ART of Conservation®. Since starting in 1999, it has become an annual international art competition teaching aquatic conservation through the arts. FLW has been a longtime supporter of the State-Fish Art program and has participated with judging student entries, hosting the SFA EXPO during the Forrest Wood Cup, displaying the winners “Wall of Fame” plus financial support to advance kids and fishing. The FREE contest is open to all students in Grades K through 12 and is comprised of four age categories. State-Fish Art is national in scope, regional in application and local in implementation with entries coming in from all 50 states plus Canada and countries overseas.
About State-Fish Art: The Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest™ is celebrating its 20th year of bringing children, adults and aquatic conservation together through the Arts! To enter, young artists create an original art illustration of any official State-Fish and an essay detailing its behavior, habitat, and efforts to conserve it. Entries are in four grade levels: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Educators nationwide utilize Fish On!, the State-Fish Art Lesson Plan, combining the disciplines of science and art. It is available free on CD and by download. Entries are always due on March 31st. Visit www.StateFishArt.org Digital images in low and high resolution are available upon request.