The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Wildlife Forever are pleased to announce the winners for the 2005 Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest. The winning artwork may be viewed or downloaded from www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/fish/bassblack/largemouth/fishart/2005.cfm. A distinguished panel of judges selected the
Grades 4-6 Alexis Sylvester
Grades 7-9 David Duggan Pinson, AL
Grades 10-12 Connery
To enter the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest, young artists create an illustration of their state fish and a written composition on its behavior, habitat, and efforts to conserve it.
“We would like to commend the winning artists and all the students, parents and educators from
Educators nationwide have utilized the full-color State-Fish Art Contest Lesson Plan, an interdisciplinary educational supplement specific to aquatic natural resources that includes extensive background information, a species identification section profiling each state fish, a glossary, and student worksheets. The lesson plan can be downloaded at no cost from the State-Fish Art web site, www.statefishart.com.
All state winners will be invited to the 7th Annual State-Fish Art Expo at the Mall of America in
Judges for this year’s contest included Larry Horn of The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Mark LaBarbera of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resoures, Kelly Gohman of the North American Fishing Club, Eric Gislason of Kent Hrbek Outdoors and Kevin Robb of Mall of America.
For information on the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest, visit www.statefishart.com or call toll-free at 1-877-Fish-Art.
Sponsors for the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest include the Rapala, The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Mall of America, the Minnesota Twins, the North American Fishing Club, and Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of