Fish Art Contest Entries Now Being Accepted

LINCOLN – Youth in Kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to discover the outdoors by participating in the Third annual Nebraska Fish Art Contest.

According to a release from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, this international art and writing competition gives young people the opportunity to highlight their artistic talents while learning about fish, fishing and aquatic conservation.

Participants can win prizes and recognition in Nebraska and internationally.

The free contest is being sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Wildlife Forever and Bass Pro Shops. Nebraska Fish Art contest entries are being accepted now through March 31, 2022. Enter at statefishart.org.

Artists will create an original illustration of any fish species and submit a one-page creative writing detailing their species’ habitat and efforts to conserve it. Entries are categorized in four grade levels of K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.

Educators nationwide use Fish On!, the State-Fish Art Lesson Plan, to utilize the competition as a learning tool in the classroom. Judging will be in April and winners announced in May.

Changes to the contest this year allow any fish species to be depicted, digital contest registration and submissions to be accepted and printable contest entry forms made available. Additionally, many specialty awards are available.

Larry Pape, Game and Parks aquatic education specialist said “the Nebraska Fish Art Contest was especially popular last year, with students submitting very creative and beautiful works of art. We look forward to seeing this year’s student artist submissions.”

For more information, contact Pape at larry.pape@nebraska.gov.

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