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Jan. 7, 2009
State-Fish Art Contest Aims to Draw Student Interest
ATHENS, Texas-Deadline for entering the Texas State-Fish Art Contest is March 31, and students and teachers should take time now to review the contest rules and regulations.
Texas students who enter the contest can win prizes of up to $1,000. Entries are judged in three grade-level divisions: 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Thanks to funding from the Toyota Texas Bass Classic, the three first-place winners from Texas receive financial assistance for travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to compete in the national competition.
"It’s important that entries be prepared in the format specified in the rules," said Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Zoe Ann Stinchcomb, Texas coordinator for the contest. "For example, artwork must be the proper size and have the entry form glued to the back. The complete set of rules is posted on our web site, http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishart. Links on that page contain everything you need to know to prepare entries and enter the contest."
Stinchcomb noted that a poster teachers can use to promote the contest to students can be found on the contest page as well. "However, home-schooled students are also eligible to enter the contest," she said.
The State-Fish Art Contest is a program of Wildlife Forever, a multi-species non-profit conservation organization that works to preserve America’s wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and scientific management of fish and wildlife species. Working at the grassroots level, Wildlife Forever has funded more than 800 conservation projects in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico.
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