The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Fish and Wildlife Services Branch are holding the 16th annual Kids’ Fish Art Contest. They are looking for artwork to include on the 2019 young angler’s license. The winning artwork will also advance to an international competition. Entries must include a one-page essay about the fish and how to protect it for future generations. This year’s fish species are the Channel Catfish and the Atlantic Salmon.

Eligibility & Prizes

To be eligible, students must be residents of Ontario currently enrolled in grade 4–12 at an Ontario school (including homeschooled students).

There will be one winner in each category (grade 4–6, grade 7–9, and grade 10–12). This year’s prizes include a fishing trip at Laurentian Lodge; a day of fishing with the host of Canadian Sportfishing, Italo Labignan; fishing gear from Lucky Strike Baitworks; and classroom art supplies from STAEDTLER Mars.

The contest closes December 7, 2018. Winners will be announced in March 2019. For artwork specifications, essay details, and information on how to enter, visit www.ontario.ca/page/kids-fish-art-contest.