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

Eligibility

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.

Prizes

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!

Grades 7-9

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!

Grades 4-6

Chenxi Wu of Oakville, Ontario

Chenxi won fishing gear from Lucky Strike Bait Works and classroom art supplies from STAEDTLER Mars. Congratulations, Chenxi!

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