The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division and Wildlife Forever announce the Ninth Annual State-Fish Art Contest for
The State-Fish Art Contest is part of a conservation education program that sparks the imagination of students, while providing valuable lessons about fish and the importance of conserving the nation’s aquatic resources. “The State-Fish Art Contest is a fun and innovative way to introduce
This year, the entry rules have changed to permit young artists to create an illustration of any official state fish depicted in its natural habitat. The artwork must be the contestant’s original, hand-done creation. Participants must include a written composition on the fish’s behavior, habitat, and conservation. If contestants select to depict
All contest winners receive a certificate of participation, gift certificate for art supplies from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, and fishing tackle from Rapala, among other prizes. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2007. Winners will be announced on May Day, May 1, 2007.
Winning designs will also be featured on the official State-Fish Art Web site, www.statefishart.com, and the Web site for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, www.outdooralabama.com. An outstanding piece of artwork in each grade category will be awarded the top honor as “Best in Show” for 2007. One “art-gallery caliber” entry will win the 2007 Art of Conservation Stamp Award. This art will be featured on the 2007 release of Wildlife Forever’s Conservation Stamp program. Sales of Wildlife Forever's Art of ConservationTM stamps have funded conservation education and fishery projects across
State winners of the 2007 State-Fish Art Contest will be recognized at the Mall of America in
For contest information or to download a State-Fish Art Lesson Plan and Entry Form, visit the State-Fish Art Web Site at www.statefishart.com, or call toll-free 1-877-FISHART (347-4278). 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, or by viewing information at www.outdooralabama.com.
Wildlife Forever is a multi-species, non-profit conservation organization that works to preserve
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of