Archive for February 9th, 2011

State Fish Art Competition, 1

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

One fish…two fish…red fish…blue fish is a children’s book by Dr. Seuss. It might also be what you’ll see during the State Fish Art contest—a nationwide art competition sponsored by Wildlife Forever…that has an ulterior motive.

05—The idea is to get the students involved in art and science and the out of doors.

Zoeann Stinchcomb, with the Texas Freshwater Fisheries center in Athens, says fourth through twelfth graders may compete by submitting a drawing or painting of a state fish.

11—Our state fish in Texas is the Guadalupe Bass. However, Texas students are not limited to drawing just the Guadalupe Bass. They can draw any recognized state fish from around the country.

Students from across the nation compete for prizes and a chance to have their artwork reprinted on a conservation stamp.

22—The competition in Texas is stiff; we have more entries generally every year than any other state, and sometimes more than all the other states combined.

Why do you think that is Zoeann?

For one thing, we promote it quite a lot, and also we give good prizes, and we have a big state, and you know, I just think that for some reason the people in Texas have realized the value of the contest.

Deadline to submit an entry is March 31. Find contest details at

That’s our show… with support from the Sport Fish Restoration program…providing funding for management of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.