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State-Fish Art Contest Extended to April 30th due to Corona Virus

With thousands of students and families impacted by COVID-19, Wildlife Forever and our team of host organizations have extended the State-Fish Art Contest deadline to April 30th, 2020.  This extension will allow more time for students to compete and participate while schools are shutdown. The Free Fish On Lesson Plan, entry forms and resources are available at

SD - Bria Neff - 6th grThe State-Fish Art Contest®, supported by Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops, is a free K-12 art and creative writing competition highlighting fish and aquatic conservation. To compete, young artists should create an original illustration of any state-fish from the Official Fish List, found at Artists in grade 4 and above should also submit a creative writing entry highlighting their fish species.

“With our nation’s schools closed and young people at home, we are extending the State-Fish Art Contest deadline to allow students and families opportunity to participate with the contest and learn about fish, fishing and the importance of connecting with the outdoors,” said Pat Conzemius, President and CEO of Wildlife Forever.

A vast array of FREE educational resources can be found online including details about the contest and prizes. Winners will be awarded in four grade categories, K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Entries must be postmarked by Thursday April 30th, 2020. Judging will occur in May and winners will be announced at the end of May. See our 2019 winners and learn more at

About the Artwork: 2019 1st Place Winner, South Dakota. Artist Bria N. Grade 6