Arkansas State Fish Art Contest 

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Program Overview

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Wildlife Forever have joined together to promote conservation awareness and catch the imagination of young artists. The contest encourages young artists to create an illustration of their chosen state fish. The illustration must be accompanied by a written composition on its behavior, habitat and conservation needs.

Arkansas students in grades K-12 are invited to enter the annual State Fish Art Contest. The contest is held each spring with entries being accepted in March and winners announced in May.

Contestants must draw or paint an official state fish from any state and write a one-page composition about its behavior, habitat or conservation.

One Arkansas winner will be selected for each of four grade levels:

  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-9
  • Grades 10-12

For more information on the contest, visit and Related Documents below.

Students should mail entries to:

Arkansas State Fish Art Contest
Education and Information Division
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
2 Natural Resource Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205

Program Staff

For more information, contact AGFC Hooked on Fishing--Not on Drugs Program Coordinator Dawn Cook, or Pat Conzemius, or call (763) 253-0222.


2013 State Fish Art Contest Winners

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Shelby Stewart, 10th-12th grade division

Ava Obert, 7th-9th grade division

Shelby Stewart
10th-12th grade division

Ava Obert
7th-9th grade division

Savana Kuhn, 4th-6th grade division

Jasmine Powell, K-3rd grade division

Savana Kuhn
4th-6th grade division

Jasmine Powell
K-3rd grade division

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