Fishing for Art!
State-Fish Art Contest®
underway now

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN – The countdown is on for the 21st Annual, State-Fish Art Contest, sponsored by Bass Pro Shops.  For all youth in Grades K-12 the deadline is March 31st.  You have to enter to win!

Students across the United States and internationally have the opportunity to win prizes and state honors while learning about fish, habitat, and the great outdoors.  The Art of Conservation® ignites children’s imagination while teaching them about fish and fishing.  Visit for all the details.

“State-Fish Art teaches youth about how we and nature are all connected through water”, said Pat Conzemius, Executive Vice President of Wildlife Forever.

To enter, young artists create an original illustration of their chosen fish from the official State-Fish List. A personal one-page written essay, story or poem based on behavior, habitat and/or conservation needs is also required and awarded.

Winning contestants will be honored in four grade categories, K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Entries must be postmarked by Saturday, March 31, 2019. Judging will be held in April and winners announced in May.

Educators, Homeschoolers and Parents:  Visit the State-Fish Art website for complete details and to download the FREE Fish On! Lesson Plan.

About the State-Fish Art Contest:

The award-winning Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art® Contest connects children, art and aquatic conservation together! To enter, young artists create an original illustration of any official state-fish and written words detailing its behavior, habitat, and efforts to conserve it. Entries are due postmarked by March 31st each year.  For details visit

About Bass Pro Shops®

Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company.  Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”