Kids’ Fish Art Contest
The 20th annual Kids’ Fish Art Contest has closed. Winners will be announced March 2023.
The next Kids’ Fish Art Contest will launch in Fall 2023. Please check back for updated dates and details.
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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. There is one winner for each of the three 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 one entry per student will be accepted.
The contest is not open to the immediate relatives of employees of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
We thank our partner, Lucky Strike Bait Works, for their generous donation of fishing gear to the winners of this year’s contest.
Winning artwork will be featured in the 2024 Ontario Fishing Regulations.
19th annual contest winners
For the 19th annual contest, students chose between brown trout and small-mouth bass. The overall winner had their artwork on the front of the 2022 Young Angler's Licence.
Thank you to all students who entered and to our generous contest partners, STAEDTLER Mars and Lucky Strike.
Grades 10-12 and grand prize winner
Eric Choi of London, Ontario
Eric won fishing gear from Lucky Strike Bait Works and classroom art supplies from STAEDTLER Mars.
Eric's artwork also appeared on the front of the 2022 Young Angler's Licence. Congratulations, Eric!
Shree Saraswathi Shanmugam of North York, Ontario
Shree Saraswathi won fishing gear from Lucky Strike Bait Works and classroom art supplies from STAEDTLER Mars. Congratulations, Shree Saraswathi!
Chenxi Wu of Oakville, Ontario
Chenxi won fishing gear from Lucky Strike Bait Works and classroom art supplies from STAEDTLER Mars. Congratulations, Chenxi!