For Immediate Release:
Contact: Addison Motta,


White Bear Lake, MN– Wildlife Forever and Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops are proud to announce new updates to the 2022 Art of Conservation Fish Art program. Open now, students can research, discover, and create artwork of any fish species, competing for prizes and international recognition.

The Fish Art program teaches young people across the world about fish, fishing and aquatic conservation. Students in Alaska, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas are encouraged to visit the website for special prizes. The free international art and writing program is a perfect way to recruit new anglers in grades K-12 to discover the outdoors.

Participants can win prizes and recognition in their state then advance to compete internationally for top honors. The Art of Conservation program® ignites a life-long appreciation of nature and uses science to teach fish and aquatic conservation.  Visit for more details.

“The Fish Art program is a powerful tool to engage, inspire, and connect people to fishing. With students now able to draw any fish, I can’t wait to see what they create. The artwork is as unique and special as each student who participates and tells a story like nothing else,” said Misty Mitchell, Education Director for the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium.

Students who participate are encouraged to use the new Digital Registration and Submission Forms to streamline participation and allow more students to enter. A personal one-page written essay, story or poem based on habitat and conservation needs is also required and awarded for those in 4th to 12th grade. The deadline for entry is March 31st.

The 2022 program has new awards from the International Game Fish Association, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and more. Visit for full details.

“The Art of Conservation Fish Art program is an all-inclusive opportunity that allows anyone to participate from all corners of the world. Our state hosts and amazing sponsors have done so much for the growth of the program, and I can’t wait to see the entries to start coming in,” said Addison Motta, Education and Communication Manager of Wildlife Forever.

About the Fish Art Program: The award-winning Wildlife Forever Art of Conservation Fish Art® Contest, is supported by Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops, International Game Fish Association, the USDA Forest Service, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and National Fish Habitat Partnership. Bringing youth, art, and conservation together, the Fish Art program is free to enter. Visit!

About Wildlife Forever: Our mission is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. Wildlife Forever is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to investing resources on the ground. Recent audits reveal that 94% of every dollar supports our award-winning conservation programs. Please, Join Today and learn more about the State-Fish Art Contest®, Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ and Prairie City USA® at

About Bass Pro Shops®: Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company.  Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”