2021 Georgia Fish Art Contest Has Begun

PERRY, Ga. – Go Draw a Fish! Students have the opportunity to win prizes and recognition while learning about state-fish species, behaviors, aquatic habitats, and conservation. Using art, the Georgia Fish Art Contest (part of the internationalWildlife Forever State-Fish Art® Contest) ignites children’s imagination while teaching them about fish and fishing.

There are many award categories for the 2021 contest, including the Guy Harvey Award and the Go Fish Georgia Award. The Go Fish Georgia Award celebrates fish species found in Georgia which are commonly sought by anglers. Contestants may choose to apply in just the Georgia Fish Art Contest or in any of the additional award categories, or both. More info about award categories found atwww.statefishart.org.

To enter, young artists create an original illustration of their chosen fish from the official Fish List. Many new species have been added, including the Shoal Bass (Micropterus cataractae), which is now recognized as Georgia’s State Riverine Sport Fish. Please note, if entering any of the additional award categories, be sure your entry meets all necessary requirements.

All Georgia contestants must complete the Georgia-specific entry form. Entries are due by Mar. 31, 2021 and can be submitted via email toFishArt@WildlifeForever.orgor by mail to Marion Baker/Go Fish Education Center (1255 Perry Parkway, Perry, GA 31069). Entry form can be found atwww.statefishart.org(be sure to select the Georgia entry form).

Complete information about the State Fish Art Contest available atwww.statefishart.org.