10th ANNUAL KIDS’ FISH ART CONTEST

Three Ways to Win Kids Art Contest

 

MATTE ARTICLE #1 – Young Artists Encouraged To Take Part In Kids’ Fish Art Contest

The Kids’ Fish Art Contest sponsored by the Ministry of Natural Resources is a great way for young people to show off their artistic talent and win some exciting prizes.

Now in its 10th year, the contest encourages students currently attending elementary or secondary school and who are Ontario residents to enter their fish-related artwork.  Participants should submit their original, hand-drawn creation to the Ministry of Natural Resources before the contest closes on November 30, 2012. Only one entry per student will be accepted.

Every year, the ministry picks two species that represent the rich biodiversity found in the province.  This year, the contest focuses on Chinook salmon and longnose gar. All artwork should depict one of these two species in its natural habitat.  The artwork will be judged on its quality and attention to detail.

Three winners will be chosen – one each for grades four to six, seven to nine and ten to twelve – as well as an overall winner.

In addition to a number of exciting prizes, all three winning designs will appear on the 2013 Young Angler’s Licence. The winning entries will also be entered in the international division of the State-Fish Art Contest sponsored by Wildlife Forever in the United States.

“The Ministry of Natural Resources is pleased to promote this contest as a way of encouraging students to learn more about the outdoors and to develop their artistic skills,” said Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle.  “We hope that it leads to a lifelong interest in enjoying nature and protecting our environment.”

Learning more about nature can help young people appreciate the connections between the tremendous variety of living things on earth.  It can also lead to a commitment to getting involved in protecting nature in our communities.  We all need clean air to breathe, safe water to drink and natural areas to enjoy.

More information is available at ontario.ca/fishartcontest.

 

MATTE ARTICLE #2 – Generous Partners Support Kids’ Fish Art Contest 

Each year, the Ministry of Natural Resources sponsors the Kids’ Fish Art Contest, the largest such contest in North America.

Ontario residents in elementary or secondary school can send in their original artwork to the ministry. Each year, the ministry chooses two species that represent the rich biodiversity found in the province.  This year, the contest focuses on Chinook salmon and longnose gar. All artwork should depict one of these two species in its natural habitat.  The artwork will be judged on its quality and attention to detail.

“The Ministry of Natural Resources is pleased to promote this contest as a way of encouraging students to learn more about the outdoors and to develop their artistic skills,” said Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle.  “We hope that it leads to a lifelong interest in enjoying nature and protecting our environment.”

Learning more about nature can help young people appreciate the connections between the tremendous variety of living things on earth.  It can also lead to a commitment to getting involved in protecting nature in our communities.  We all need clean air to breathe, safe water to drink and natural areas to enjoy.

With prizes ranging from a fishing trip to Red Pine Lodge and a day spent fishing with the host of the Canadian Sportfishing television show to art supplies, fishing gear and lures, the contest is generously supported by a number of sponsors.  This year, they include Red Pine Lodge (Lady Evelyn Lake), Staedtler-Mars, the Canadian Sportfishing Television Show, Lucky Strike and Ontario Northland.  Some of the companies have been supporting the contest since it began in 2002.

The three top winners – one each for grades four to six, seven to nine and ten to twelve – and an overall winner will have their artwork appear on the 2013 Young Angler’s Licence.

For more information is available at ontario.ca/fishartcontest.

 

MATTE ARTICLE #3 – Get Kids Hooked On Fishing By Showing Off Their Artistic Talent

Fishing is a great way to spend time together as a family.  Ontario encourages this fun outdoor activity each year by holding a licence-free Family Fishing Weekend in February and Family Fishing Week in July.

For young people who are not sure they’re ready to take part in fishing during these special events, the Ministry of Natural Resources sponsors an annual Kids’ Fish Art Contest to raise awareness of our world-class fishery by.  Of course, the contest is also popular with youth who are already avid anglers.  Students who are Ontario residents and in elementary or secondary school can submit their original artwork before November 30, 2012.  Only one entry will be accepted per student.

Every year, the ministry picks two species that represent the rich biodiversity found in the province.  This year, the contest focuses on Chinook salmon and longnose gar. All artwork should depict one of these two species in its natural habitat.  The artwork will be judged on its quality and attention to detail.

Chinook salmon, a popular native sport fish along Canada’s Pacific coast, was initially introduced to the Great Lakes in the 1870s with more successful stocking taking place in the 1960s and 1970s.  It is now found in the cold, deep waters of the Great Lakes and tributary streams and rivers.  Longnose gar has a long body shaped like a cylinder, as well as a long snout and narrow beak with many teeth. It is native to Ontario and commonly lives in the backwaters of rivers and marshy bays of lakes.

“The Ministry of Natural Resources is pleased to promote this contest as a way of encouraging students to learn more about the outdoors and to develop their artistic skills,” said Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle.  “We hope that it leads to a lifelong interest in enjoying nature and protecting our environment.”

Learning more about nature can help young people appreciate the connections between the tremendous variety of living things on earth.  It can also lead to a commitment to getting involved in protecting nature in our communities.  We all need clean air to breathe, safe water to drink and natural areas to enjoy.

The winning artwork from each grade group will appear on the 2013 Young Angler’s Licence. An overall winner, chosen from the top three grade group entries, will receive an exciting prize package that includes a fishing trip to Red Pine Lodge and a day spent fishing with the host of the Canadian Sportfishing television show.

 More information can be found at ontario.ca/fishartcontest..

 

 

 


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