2017 State-Fish Art Contest announces winners

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — Wildlife Forever has announced the winners of the 2017 State-Fish Art Contest.

A panel of five honorary judges selected national award-winners from the first-place finishers of individual states. Judges included Trisha Blake, FLW Outdoors; Amy McGovern, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Suzi Hudson, White Bear Center for the Arts; Terry Clayton, Triarce Arts & Crafts; and Benjamin McAninch, director, Wildlife Forever. Outdoor News partners with Wildlife Forever on the Clean, Drain, Dry campaign.

For two decades, the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest has brought children, adults and aquatic conservation together through the arts. To enter, young artists create an original art illustration of any official state fish and a one-page written effort detailing its behavior, habitat, and efforts to conserve it.

For artwork from top finishers from across Outdoor News territory (Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin), see the attached photo gallery.

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