LINCOLN – A state-fish art contest is giving Nebraska youth an opportunity to win state and national honors along with great prizes.
According to a release from Wildlife Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the contest is eligible for Nebraska artists in grades kindergarten through 12th grade to compete in this free art competition.
Winners will be selected by Game and Park officials. State winners will advance to the national competition to be judged for top honors such as the Best of Show. State-Fish Art serves as a one-of-a-kind Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3) program to grow youth participation in fishing.
The Game and Parks Commission is working to connect with future anglers and promote aquatic education in Nebraska.
To enter, students from Nebraska should submit their entry consisting of an original horizontal 9-inch by 12-inch piece of artwork featuring any fish from the Official Species List, a piece of creative writing no longer than one page about the chosen species and a Nebraska State-Fish Art Contest entry form (attach to the back of the artwork). To learn more about entries, visit statefishart.org.
Completed entries should be mailed by March 31, 2020 to: Nebraska State-Fish Art Contest, Attention: Larry Pape, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, 2200 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 68503.
Wildlife Forever’s mission is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. Learn more about Wildlife Forever at WildlifeForever.org.