What started as a fifth-grade homework project has blossomed into an international art competition to introduce and educate youth about aquatic conservation. The 2021 Fish Art Contest is open to kids in grades K-12 and requires submission of an original illustration of a fish from the official contest list. For those in fourth grade through 12th, a one-page creative writing piece is also required for entry.
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021. New this year is the Richard M. Hart Educator of the Year Award. Specialty categories include the Alaska Fish Heritage Award, Migratory Fish Award and Invader Crusader.
– Becca Pilipchuk, The Alaska 100