AR Students win fish art contest

Arkansas students win 2011 state fish art contest

LITTLE ROCK (AGFC)– Three young artists from Arkansas will represent the state at the annual State-Fish Art Expo June 24-25 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas.

The winners are:
Grades 4-6, Parker Wright, Fort Smith
Grades 7-9, Laura Dyuran, Yellville
Grades 10-12, Dingling Zhong, Little Rock

Each state's winner will have the opportunity to join talented young artists from across the country. All winning artwork will be on display and an awards ceremony will recognize the winners before the crowd. Each winning artist who attends the Expo, will receive great prizes, art supplies, goodie bags and fishing supplies from Rapala.

National awards will be announced at the State-Fish Art Expo honoring the top three pieces of artwork in each grade category selected from the national and international winners.

All winning entries can be seen at:

"Wildlife Forever is pleased to honor the talented young artists, educators and parents who make the State-Fish Art Contest such a successful program," said Douglas H. Grann, president and CEO of Wildlife Forever. "Together, we are using art to empower a new generation of conservationists. By sharing their fish art with family, friends and the general public, our young people are becoming ambassadors for good stewardship of fish and wildlife habitat."