Is Your Young Artist Competing? State Fish Art Contest Deadline Is March 31

Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Art Contest
Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division

PERRY, Ga. -( Be sure to encourage your young artist(s) to enter the 18th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art contest. This contest is open to kids in Grades K-12 but the deadline for entries is March 31st – so, don’t wait too long!

Students across the United States and internationally have the opportunity to win prizes and recognition while learning about state-fish species, behaviors, aquatic habitats, and conservation. Using art, the State-Fish Art Contest ignites children’s imagination while teaching them about fish and fishing.

To enter, young artists create an original illustration of their chosen fish from the official State-Fish List. A personal one-page written essay, story or poem based on its behavior, habitat and/or conservation needs is also required and awarded (not required for participants in K-3rd grade).

Winning contestants from each state, plus Ontario, Canada and international entries, will be honored in four grade categories, K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.

All Georgia contestants must complete the Georgia-specific entry form and are due postmarked by March 31, 2017 to Marion Baker/Go Fish Education Center (1255 Perry Parkway, Perry, GA 31069).

Complete information about the State Fish Art Contest available on their website.


About Wildlife Forever (WF):

Wildlife Forever’s mission is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. For over 27 years members have helped conduct thousands of fish, game and habitat conservation projects across the country.

To join or learn more about WF’s award-winning programs, including work to engage America’s youth, visit their website.


About the Go Fish Education Center:

The Go Fish Education Center, adjacent to the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, works to inform the public about fisheries and other natural resources through interactive exhibits, classroom programs and public workshops.

More information, visit their website .