Youth Fish Art Contest Lands in Florida

Wildlife Forever is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to host the Florida Fish Art Contest. Florida students in Kindergarten – 12th grade can compete in this free contest for a chance to win state and national honors and prizes.

The Art of Conservation® sparks creativity and inspires wonder about the outdoors, developing the next generation of anglers and conservationists. Florida winners will be selected by the FWC in four grade categories, Kindergarten – 3rd grade, 4th-6thgrade, 7th-9th grade and 10th-12thgrade.  State winners will advance to the National Competition to be judged for top honors such as the Best of Show. The deadline to enter is March 31st, so start creating today!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is a leader in the effort to increase and diversify the angling community. The FWC currently offers opportunities for youth to learn more about fishing in clinics and in the classroom. The new Florida Fish Art Contest will serve as a one-of-a-kind program to grow youth participation in fishing.

“We are excited to host the Florida Fish Art Contest and look forward to building conservation connections in our future generations,” said Eric Sutton, Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “This is the newest program we are sponsoring to further our goal to increase participation in freshwater and saltwater fishing.”

Pat Conzemius, President and CEO of Wildlife Forever said “Wildlife Forever is honored to partner with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Florida Fish Art Contest is a wonderful opportunity for young people to connect with the outdoors and learn more about fish and fishing.”

To Enter, students from Florida should submit their entry consisting of the following:

  • An original horizontal 9”x12” piece of artwork featuring any fish from the Official Fish List
  • A piece of creative writing, no longer than one page about the chosen species (required for grades 4-12)
  • A Florida Fish Art Contest entry form

Completed entries should be submitted no later than March, 31st 2021. Participants may choose to mail their entry to:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
ATTN: Laura Rambo, Florida Fish Art Contest
620 S Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Florida participants also have the option to submit photos or a scanned copy of their entry to R3@MyFWC.com. For contest information, entry forms and the Fish On! Lesson Plan, visit www.StateFishArt.org

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