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.

Image courtesy Wildlife Forever

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