The Texas State-Fish Art Contest, headquartered at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC), announced the deadline for entries in the 2015 contest is March 31.
The contest is open to any student in public, private or home schools in grades K through 12. Students must draw or paint any recognized state fish and write an essay about it. Complete contest details and entry forms can be found at www.tpwd.texas.gov/fishart.
Educators can download the free “State-Fish Art Contest Lesson Plan” at www.statefishart.com. The interdisciplinary curriculum includes lessons and activities, a species identification section profiling each state fish, a glossary and student worksheets.
The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) provides funds for prizes for first-, second- and third-place Texas winners in each of the four grade-level divisions. Student art from the Texas contest is featured on TTBC tickets. The next TTBC will take place on Lake Fork in May.
The Texas State-Fish Art Contest is part of Wildlife Forever’s State-Fish Art Contest. The TTBC also provides a travel allowance for Texas first-place winners to attend the national awards ceremony, which will be held August 21 and 22 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.