Archive for February 10th, 2011

State Fish Art Competition, 2

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Budding artists take note: draw or paint any recognized state fish, include an essay on the species, and you might just win a great prize.

14—The Toyota Texas Bass Classic sponsors this, and they give us money for prizes; also for travel to the National Expo Awards Ceremony—which this year will be at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.

Zoeann Stinchcomb, with the Texas Freshwater Fisheries center in Athens, says the competition is open to fourth through twelfth graders, and prizes range from $50 to $1,000! And all winners go on to the national competition.

14—This is one of my favorite times of the year, once we start getting the entries in, because I don’t think most people realize how many talented students we have as far as artwork goes—it’s amazing.

Students must also submit an essay about the fish they draw in order for judges to consider their entry.

16—The idea on that is they have to do a little bit of research about the fish that they’re going to be representing. And, they have to be able to tell us something about that fish, either the conservation status, the biology or ecology of that fish… And they can even put it in story form.

Deadline to submit an entry is March 31…the Expo and awards ceremony is June 25. 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.