Arkansas students win 2011 state fish art contest

LITTLE ROCK – 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: www.statefishart.com.

“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.”

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