How it works

Ontario students are invited to enter the Kids’ Fish Art Contest. This free annual contest lets you show off your artistic talents and learn about Ontario’s native fish and their habitats. Winners will be chosen by judges and a partial vote will be counted through public votes on the Fish and Wildlife Facebook page. There is 1 winner for each of the 3 categories:

  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-9
  • Grades 10-12


The contest is open to all students who are:

  • residents of Ontario
  • currently attending elementary or secondary school (or homeschooled)
  • between the Grades of 4-12

Only 1 entry per student will be accepted. All entries must include:

  • a completed entry form
  • the original artwork

Kids' Fish Art Contest is not open to the immediate relatives of employees of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

21st annual contest winners

For the 21st annual contest, students chose between Chinook salmon and brown bullhead.

Thank you to all students who entered. Each of our contest winners will receive a fishing prize pack and a personalized Learn to Fish session for their classroom.

Grades 10-12

Bea G. of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Watercolour painting of a brown bullhead swimming in front of a log with 2 crayfish and a rocky bottom below. Background is blue with green accents.

Grades 7-9

Naomi C. of Markham, Ontario

Watercolour painting of a brown bullhead chasing a worm on a hook with a green background with green weeds.

Grades 4-6

Baichen W. of Oakville, Ontario

Watercolour painting of a Chinook salmon chasing a lure with 3 other salmon following behind with a blue background and some grasses.