Nebraska Fish Art Contest entry deadline is March 31

Syracuse Journal-Democrat

Students can show off their art and writing skills by participating in the second annual Nebraska Fish Art Contest.

The deadline for this contest for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade is March 31. Enter at statefishart.org.

This free art and writing competition, sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Wildlife Forever and Bass Pro Shops, 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.

Young artists create an original illustration of a species from the Official Fish List and also submit a one-page creative writing detailing their species habitat and efforts to conserve it.

Entries are categorized in four grade levels: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Educators nationwide use Fish On!, the State-Fish Art Lesson Plan, integrating the disciplines of science and art. Judging will be held in April and winners announced in May.

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