The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division and Wildlife Forever announce the seventh annual State-Fish Art Contest for
The Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest sparks the imagination of students and provides valuable lessons about fish and the need for conservation of aquatic resources. To enter, young artists must create a portfolio including an illustration of their state fish, a written composition on its behavior, habitat, and efforts to conserve it, and a completed entry form glued to the back of the artwork.
Entries for the contest must be postmarked by
Winners from respective states will be invited to join Wildlife Forever at the State-Fish Art Expo
Contest winners will receive a gift certificate for art supplies from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff. Artists and their families will also receive free entry to watch a Major League Baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays on July 3. The artists and their winning artwork will be recognized on the Metrodome playing field in a special pre-game awards ceremony.
For more than 15 years, Wildlife Forever, a national conservation non-profit organization, has been dedicated to preserving
For more information on the contest or to download a State-Fish Art Lesson Plan and entry form, visit the State-Fish Art website at www.statefishart.com or call toll-free at 1-877-FISH-ART. Information about largemouth bass may be obtained by contacting the Fisheries Section of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources at 334-242-3471.